Titanic 3D Movie Aims For 2012 Release Date
James Cameron Prepping Titanic 3D for 2012 Release Date
James Cameron is planning to re-release Titanic in a 3D version. Since Titanic was filmed in 2D, the 3D effects will have to be added digitally via a new postproduction. Titanic was unseated as the highest-grossing movie of all time by James Cameron's Avatar, which he also wants to re-release later this year.
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By James Cameron's own admission, a 3D rendering of Titanic will not look as good as Avatar, which was shot with 3D in mind. Even animated features (which the recent 3D trend has favored since they are not shot with physical cameras) look imperfect in their 3D effects; a live-action film would expose more flaws in the process.
Still, Titanic was a worldwide phenomenon in every medium, so perhaps audiences won't care about a squiggly line here or a blurry spot there.
Cameron is warning the effects will not be as spectacular as Avatar: "It's never going to look as good as if you shot it in 3D. But think of it as a sort of 2.8D".
"The question is (whether) the appetite is still going to be there after the summer glut of movies," Cameron added.