James Cameron: 'We Are Going To Convert 'Titanic' To 3-D'
I kind of miss calling Titanic the biggest movie of all time. It was such a big deal when James Cameron, an action filmmaker at whom Hollywood scoffed for his obsession with the sunken ship, became a worldwide phenomenon. Now his follow-up film Avatar shattered his own records.
However, with plans to re-release Titanic in 3-D, perhaps the film will have a chance to catch up to Avatar’s box office. “We’re going to convert Titanic to 3-D,” Cameron revealed at the Visual Effects Society Awards, where he won a Lifetime Achievement award. “We’re going to do it right. We’re not going to try to do it in eight weeks. It’s not going to be some rush job. We’re going to get the stereo space perfect, the contours, the geometry and everything so it looks pretty indistinguishable from having been shot for real.”
If Cameron can make one of his old movies look like Avatar, truly anything may be possible. The re-release will also honor the important tribute Cameron feels towards the victims of the Titanic’s sinking.
“That’s going to come out in Spring of 2012. At least that’s the plan because that’s the 100-year anniversary of the sailing of the ship. I don’t like to think of the anniversary of the sinking of the ship. It has to be the anniversary of the sailing of the ship.”
The VES Awards airs Friday, March 5 at 10 p.m. on Reelz Channel.
Story/Interview by Fred Topel
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