James Cameron making `Avatar` inspired live show

PTI| Last Updated: May 30, 2014, 16:44 PM IST

Los Angeles: Director James Cameron has collaborated with entertainment company Cirque du Soleil for an `Avatar` inspired live production, which will debut in late 2015.

The 59-year-old director, who helmed the the 2009 hit science fiction `Avatar`, is developing a live show on the lines of the film, reportedly.

"Avatar remains a phenomenon that continues to inspire people around the globe, and combining it with the live event ingenuity of Cirque du Soleil is a perfect synthesis of imagination and talent," said Jim Gianopulos, 20th Century Fox`s chief, in a statement.

20th Century Fox, the financier and distributor of `Avatar` and its planned sequels, will act as a partner on the live show, as will Jon Landau`s Lightstorm Entertainment.

The live event is expected to debut before the first of three announced `Avatar` sequels is released. Cameron is currently in pre-production on the follow-up.

Cameron said Cirque du Soleil and he share the goal of bringing audiences to another level of entertainment experiences.
"Over the years, I have discovered the extraordinary talents and imaginations of both the artists and the creative forces behind Cirque du Soleil," he said.