Watch: James Cameron on Converting 'Titanic' to 3D for Re-Release
by Ethan Anderton
November 22, 2011
Though after the release of Avatar, director James Cameron was all about touting films being only shot in 3D rather than being converted in post-production, he found going back to Titanic for a theatrical re-release in 3D to be permissible, if only because they were taking the time to do it right. In a new featurette, Cameron opens up about the decision to bring Titanic back to theaters for viewers who never experienced the Best Picture winner on the big screen. The filmmaker also talks about how the film looks even more remarkable today in 2D after touching it up to convert the best version to 3D. Watch it below!
Here's James Cameron in a short featurette for the re-release of Titanic in 3D (via Collider):
For those interested, Paramount is re-releasing Titanic (originally opened in December 1997) in theaters on April 6th, 2012, four days before the 100th Anniversary of the real ship's departure on April 10th, 1912. They're releasing it in 3D nationwide, IMAX, and also in 2D, featuring a fully digitally re-mastered 4K print that Cameron has said will look better than it ever has before. They spent a painstaking 60 weeks and $18 million at two conversion shops to make Titanic in 3D look like one of the best conversions you'll ever see. Titanic won a total of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture. We'll see everyone back in theaters next April 6th!