The blue-skinned Na'vi creatures of the 2009 movie
Cirque announced the "Avatar" show on Thursday at a trade conference in Montreal. "Our relationship with Jim Cameron began with my visit at his 'Avatar' cutting room," said Daniel Lamarre, president and chief executive of Cirque.
The new production will feature a collaboration between Cirque and Lightstorm Entertainment, which is Cameron's production company.
Cirque said it will tour the "Avatar" show globally. No further details, including who will direct it, have been announced.
The movie "Avatar" grossed more than $2.78 billion worldwide and won three
Cirque has collaborated with Cameron before, on the 2012 movie
In a prepared statement, Cameron said that "over the years, I have discovered the extraordinary talents and imaginations of both the artists and the creative forces behind Cirque du Soleil.... I know we share the common goal of bringing audiences to another level of entertainment experiences. I look forward to doing just that on this project."