'Cirque du Soleil' to get the high-flying 3-D treatment

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Cirque du Soleil is heading to a theater near you. Only this time you won’t be watching the visually arresting stage show through the tripped-out eyes of Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd à la Knocked Up, but rather with your own 3-D glasses. Paramount announced today that they have acquired the worldwide distribution rights to Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away, which boasts Andrew Adamson (the first two Shrek and Chronicles of Narnia films) as writer-director and Avatar‘s James Cameron as an executive producer for the 3-D presentation of “artistic and acrobatic performances from some of the most elaborate Cirque du Soleil productions.”

According to the statement from Paramount, Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away, which has an “original story written especially for the movie,” will bring moviegoers “on the stage” for the action. The film, slated to hit theaters in 2012, does not have an official release date yet.

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