Filmmaker James Cameron has teamed up with Cirque du Soleil masterminds to produce a live show based on his hit film Avatar.

The new spectacular, which is set to debut at the end of 2015, will tour the world.

Announcing the news on Thursday (29May14), Cameron said, "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."

Meanwhile, Cameron's Avatar sequel is set to hit theatres in December, 2016.