To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, and to line James Cameron’s unendingly deep pockets with even more gold, Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio will be getting the royal 3D treatment.
Cameron, who has became one of the most outspoken figures in the world of 3D technology – after Avatar grossed more than $2.7 billion in theaters – will be directly involved with the 3D conversion.
And he had better do it right. He has lambasted some of the recent 3D films for their less-than-lackluster 2D-3D conversions. A Hollywood.com article quoted Cameron as saying, “There are ways to do it well and there are ways to do it poorly, and I think we have seen examples of both; mostly the latter.”
Titanic was the world’s highest-grossing theatrical movie release for 12 years, until James Cameron broke his own record with last year’s release of Avatar. His reputation is on the line with this radical change to the 1997 blockbuster.
“We’re going to spend months and millions converting Titanic,” he said.
The real-life Titanic ship sank on April 15, 1912, so the 3D re-release of the movie will likely be timed around that date in 2012.