Friday, March 12, 2010

James Cameron announces new release of Titanic in 3D for 2012, new Avatar version coming back in 3D theatres this fall

3D fans will be happy to learn that James Cameron has announced in a USA Today interview that Titanic will be released in a new 3D version and gave an estimated release frame: "We're targeting spring of 2012 for the release of a 3D version of Titanic, which is the 100 year anniversary of the sailing of the ship" Cameron said in an interview about 3D technology at theaters and in the home.

He added that Avatar may return to 3D theaters this fall with extra footage and also talked about the awaited 3D Blu-ray of Avatar: "We're not officially announcing it right now but I'm hoping for fall. The wildcard is that we might be re-releasing the movie this fall. It's kind of gjavascript:void(0)otten stomped out (in theaters) because of 'Alice in Wonderland.' The word we're getting back from exhibitors is we probably left a couple of hundred million dollars on the table as a result. The question is the appetite still going to be there after the summer glut of movies. We're going to assess that. We're talking about maybe adding in additional footage and doing something creative."

You can read the full Cameron interview on USA Today HERE.

Text from USA Today


Jones said...

Here it is: final proof that Cameron has lost his mind... Titanic in 3D, can somebody pls talk him out of that? Is there anybody who has the guts to tell the Emperor that he is stark naked?

Alain Littaye said...

It's a little bit more complicated than that: On one side we have the 20th Century Fox who will be pleased to start again the Titanic cash mashine with a 3D version, and on the other side we have Cameron who probably would have been pleased to shoot Titanic in 3D when he filmed it 13 years ago.
So, is it a good idea or not? Personally i think that the 2D version is perfect and we don't really need a 3D, BUT as it's James Cameron himself who will keep an eagle eye on the 3D version i think he will try to get the best possible 3D out of it, so we should not have a "cheap" 3D and may be it will be interesting to see the result.

Anonymous said...

Oh for Christ sake, I thought we were done with that circus called Avatar. Titanic in 3D? I think the studios have found a new playtoy... Titanic was not shot in 3D, so it shouldn't be released in 'fake' 3D! But this again is just to cash.