As it turns out, hearts will go on…and on. Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment have issued a joint press release announcing the Titanic will go down again in 2012. Following hot on the heels of the success of James Cameron’s Avatar, Titanic – the studio’s most successful feature ever – will be released in 3D. Of course it will.
Cameron states, “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”.
Those words sound a little too close to the promotional materials behind the works of one George Lucas, upon the 1997 re-release of the Star Wars Trilogy. Yet this will no doubt be coupled with a Blu-ray release, and that is something that fans around the world have been craving for years.
Titanic stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet as a pair of star-crossed lovers on the doomed voyage, and raked in a whopping 11 Academy Awards and $1.2 billion around the world at the box office.
The release will coincide with the dual anniversary of Paramount Pictures and the launch of the Titanic, both reaching the ripe old age of 100 next year. Letters from the Queen will no doubt follow.
With the re-issue of Titanic in 3D, there is also the frightening possibility of Celine Dion gaining an extra dimension.
Titanic will be re-released worldwide on 6 April 2012 by Fox.