Cirque du Soleil in new Vegas show leaves the acrobats out

Cirque du Soleil is planning a new live show for the Las Vegas Strip this fall but there's a twist _ there won't be a single whimsical clown

NEW YORK -- Cirque du Soleil is planning a new live show for the Las Vegas Strip this fall but there's a twist — there won't be a single whimsical clown.

The Montreal-based circus company that has for years found success combining aerial acts and bombastic music is shifting gears to present its "first live-action thriller." It will written by film director Robert Rodriguez.

" R.U.N " at a theater in the Luxor Las Vegas hotel will feature fast-paced chases, combat and stunts, drawing inspiration from action movies and graphic novels. The action will spill off the stage and into the audience. There will be no acrobats.

Audience members will sit in the 1,500-seat theater and be surrounded by screens and pyrotechnics. It will feature some 60 artists.