Those of us with clown-fear (thanks Stephen King) may have to get over it this holiday season, as Paramount is putting Cirque du Soleil on the big screen, and based on the trailer that was recently released, theater-goers not averse to 3D may be in for a true visual treat with this production.
Directed by Andrew Adamson and executive produced by James Cameron, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away tells a new story which, as you may notice in the trailer if you've been to other Cirque du Soleil shows, incorporates artistic and acrobatic performances from previous productions. Check the trailer out ahead (or watch it in high-def at Apple).
"Everyday life can sometimes seem ordinary. So, it's natural to crave something more. To hunger for something that you can't describe. As it turns out, all you have to do is step inside…
Speaking from what I've heard about it and seen from videos, I expect the live version of a production of Cirque du Soleil to be an extraordinary sight, demonstrating an enormous amount of talent, beauty and creativity. But looking at the above trailer, it's evident that there are benefits to a Cirque production adapted for film. Based on what we're shown in the trailer, it looks like this is a production that's going to lend itself really well to 3D, especially with the water, fire and all of that color. The music is also pretty great, to say the least.
In addition to having the potential to be a visually stunning 3D experience, Worlds Away will also give a lot of people the opportunity to experience Cirque du Soleil for the first time. And for those who have seen past productions of Cirque du Soleil, while some of the acrobatics may seem familiar, the story is new. So there's something for everyone here.
Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away arrives in theaters December 21.