‘Titanic’ To Set Sail In 3D April 2012
A re-release of Titanic in 3D is happening only a few weeks after George Lucas re-releases ‘Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace’ in 3D. The movie is planned to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking on April 15, 2012.
Converting the film into 3D will cost an estimated $10 million-$15 million. According to Jon Landau, it is a difficult process.
“It’s a time-consuming process, and we want to do it right…”Converting a movie is not a technical process; it’s a creative process that has technology behind it…”
Paramount will be handling the domestic distribution and Fox the international. The plan is to acquire distribution in as many 3D locations as possible, the number 3D screens is constantly on the rise. They are expecting to get between 2,000-2,500 screens which is similar to any new release big budget production.
The dollars will continue to roll in because there are plans to release it in 3S on Blu-Ray as well. The number of 3D televisions sold continues to grow and the industry foresees that many people will be upgrading their home televisions within the next two years.
I was personally not super excited for 3D for the Star Wars because I was concerned about Lucas ruining those classics for me with 3D and that he was just trying to cash in on the 3D craze. James Cameron is just as bad but this movie may look exceptional in 3D. It was beautifully shot originally which may lend to a nice conversion.
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