Director James Cameron, the person responsible for the 2010 3D revival movement, announced that he will be re-releasing the 1997 disaster-hit, “Titanic”, in 3D in 2012.
April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, so the timing is strategic. Yet sources say that Paramount Studios may release the movie as early as Valentine’s Day.
Critics of this and other “3dfication” efforts are saying that this is a big gamble, since the movie was not shot in 3D and the conversion could detract from the film’s effectiveness.
A commenter on HollywoodReporter.com said, “The movie wasn't even shot in 3d. I'm surprised that James Cameron would endorse this conversion at all. You're going to end up with another ‘Clash of the Titans’. This will pretty much kill 3d in the future. Eyestrain, headaches, and nausea the ultimate movie experience.”
“Titanic” is the second highest-grossing film of all time. The first is Cameron’s recent sci-fi masterpiece, “Avatar”. The cost of the conversion is estimated between $10-15 million.
Posted by Ivan
10/1/2010 11:14 AM