James Cameron's 3D Cirque du Soleil Feature Acquired By Paramount

James Cameron
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Paramount has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the 3D film Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away, the studio said in a press release Tuesday.

The project, which has already been shot, was written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Chronicles of Narnia) and executive produced by James Cameron. It will be released worldwide later this year.

The film features performances from elaborate Cirque du Soleil productions and an original story from Adamson, who also directed Shrek and Shrek 2.

Worlds Away was produced by Adamson, Aron Warner, and Cirque du Soleil's Martin BolducEd Jones and Cary Granat.

Vince Pace, co-chairman of 3D technology and production services firm Cameron Pace Group, oversaw the 3D stereo production aspect of the film.

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