Monday, July 5, 2010

Titanic Getting the 3D Treatment for April 2012

I know what you're going to say: Titanic is not a Sci-Fi movie!!

Yes, BUT, according to Slash Films, the movie is apparently finally getting the 3D conversion treatment from THE MAN himself, James Cameron, and Fox is supposedly quite keen to have it released in time for the 100 year anniversary of the sailing (and sinking) of the most famous liner in history.

Titanic had been the most successful film of all time (yes, I know about inflation and Gone With the Wind bla-di-blah. But back then, the only time people could see a movie was in theaters; they didn't get to buy the movie and bring it home so they had to go see it over and over again in the cinemas so THERE) until a little movie from the same director called Avatar came along.
On April 14th 1912, four days into it's journey to New York after setting sail from Southampton, Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, resulting in the deaths of 1 517 of her passengers.

Since Titanic was - obviously - not shot in 3D like Avatar was, I wonder how successful can the conversion actually be. Most 3D movies shown in cinemas were shot in 2D, then converted to 3D, and have experienced mixed results in the quality of the conversion (Clash of the Titans, Alice in Wonderland).

Still, I'm quite certain that James Cameron will do the best work he possibly can and it will most probably be fantastic. I would be quite keen to see it again on the big screen, this time in stunning 3D.

And since theaters usually put the air conditioning to a max, I'm quite sure it'll help make the experience even more uncomfortably realistic.

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