‘Titanic’ Getting 3D Re-Release

Blockbuster will return to theaters in time for the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking

"Titanic" will sail into theaters again.

The James Cameron blockbuster will likely be re-released in April 2012, which would coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking, according to an individual with knowledge of the plans.

There's a catch. In light of Cameron's other billion-dollar blockbuster "Avatar," the director will re-release his 1997 romance in 3D. Just as they did when the film was originally released, Paramount would handle domestic distribution and Fox would get the international markets.

In revisiting his Oscar-winning film, Cameron is overcoming his previously stated reservations about retrofitting films to make them three dimensional. Unlike "Alice in Wonderland" and "Clash of the Titans,"  "Avatar" was filmed in 3D.

News of "Titanic"s' 3D re-release was first reported by the "Los Angeles Times."

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZY4BUCRFVPHDOEHQV4TRWQ3IVE John Arthur

    So… who's signed on to do it? Chuck Comiski's Indian connection?

  • annonmys

    I dont care what haters say…. I think this is a fantastic idea!! :) cant wait!! :) im excited now :) i mean come on… he did avatar in really good 3D… and so they must be doing a great job converting this one into 3D… :)

  • Catina Accardi

    i think this is a great idea becuase it give kids like me who were 1 when the movie came out in theaters to get our chance to see it in theaters i can't wait!

  • thatguyguss

    at least they have a reason to re-release it again, so we can pay our respects to the real Titanic that sunk 100 years ago

  • Leemah :)

    I, personally, could not be happier. This is my absolute favorite movie, and I've dreamed of seeing it on the big screen. As for 3D, that's just the icing on the cake, and while Cameron and critics are justifiably worried about re-editing it to make it 3D, if anyone can do it, it is James Cameron. And he will do it damn well!