Titanic in Digital 3-D Will Put the Iceberg Right in Your Face
by Ethan Anderton
September 23, 2009
By now you know that digital 3-D is the cool new kid on the block, and he's stealing all of 2-D's friends. But with plenty of future blockbusters getting the three dimensional treatment, what else could possibly happen with the new technology? That's right! They're going to go back and turn all your old favorite films into 3-D adventures and we can all have a piece of it for the price of an admission ticket. Pixar's Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are the first (albeit deserving) of this 3-D re-release trend. But now, as THR reports, the the highest grossing film of all time, James Cameron's Best Picture winning epic Titanic, might not be far behind.
Over at Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, insiders are saying it will be less than a year before we see Titanic sink again in front of our eyes in digital 3-D. Apparently the guys at Lightstorm have already done 3-D tests on both Titanic, and another little film of Cameron's, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (didn't I already see that at Universal Studios?). While I'm sure Titanic will bring audiences back to the theater whether in 3-D or not (well, it is the biggest box office earner of all-time), I'm just not sure if this is entirely necessary. Sure there are some great visuals, but it just doesn't jump out to me as must-see in 3-D.
Of course, I'm sure this trend will take off, but when will the 3-D madness end? If ever? We've already heard rumblings of, in my opinion, films more deserving of a 3-D conversion like Star Wars, but I just think it's going to get out of hand. And this is just an indication that it's getting worse every day. I'm sure nobody wants to see The Notebook in 3-D, but there's bound to be some ridiculous re-releases, especially because the outlook for comparable home 3-D entertainment is said to be at least 5 years away. For now, I'm just along for the ride and hoping that Schindler's List in 3-D is a very distant thought. So is anyone excited?