You know those dudes who run around New York City painted blue all over and doing all kinds of theatrical stuff? Well if you can imagine them going all sci-fi style and being given a few million dollars more to put on a bigger show, you could imagine (well, kinda) the great big blue extravaganza that will soon be ‘Avatar: The Arena Spectacular’.
Yes, Academy Award-winning director James Cameron has announced that he will be working with the folks behind Cirque du Soleil to turn his sci-fi epic into a potent live show that will tour internationally.
What looks like being an absolute monolith of a production, the arena spectacular is expected to premiere in 2015, following the release of the first ‘Avatar’ film sequel.
Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind the Avatar franchise, will also be a major partner of the live show.
In a statement this week, Cameron said: “I know we [he and Cirque du Soleil and share the common goal of bringing audiences to another level of entertainment experiences, and I look forward to doing just that on this project.”
This isn’t the first time the director has worked with Cirque, having previously put together a film with the talented theatrical group back in 2012, called ‘Cirque du Soleil: World’s Away’.