Titanic 3D re-release will happen April 6

James Cameron’s cinematic marvel about the sinking of the Titanic is coming back to theaters.

Confirming the previously announced speculation and putting a firm date for when the re-release will take place, it has now been announced that April 6, 2012 will be the fateful day.

2012 is noteworthy because it marks the 100th anniversary of the actual Titanic disaster. For Cameron, it was the perfect opportunity to show that film captured only in 2D can be converted into 3D with the proper care.

Cameron, who has become a spokesperson for the 3D industry after his 2009 flick Avatar became the highest grossing movie in worldwide history, has expressed grave concerns over the 2D-3D conversion processes used in other major blockbuster titles.

Those are becoming fewer and fewer in between, as more studios begin to shoot content in 3D. There was an uneasy transition period where movies that had been locked up and firmed for release decided to cash in on the 3D craze at the last minute.

That, assures, Cameron, is something that won’t happen with Titanic.

“There’s a whole generation that’s never seen ‘Titanic’ as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be ‘Titanic’ as you’ve never seen it before, digitally re-mastered at 4K and painstakingly converted to 3D. With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike,” said Cameron.