Hard to believe, but at one time Titanic was the recipient of a lot of negative buzz. Troubles on set and a bloated budget of 200 million dollars had industry insiders proclaiming “FAILURE!” before its release and its soft opening didn’t help matters. But then the months went on, and people just kept going. And going. And going. Then it won a ridiculous amount of Oscars. And people continued to go. All in all, the movie that seemed destined to ruin James Cameron’s career ended up making him the most powerful person in Hollywood and shattering all box office records on Earth…until 2009 when Cameron beat himself (off *rimshot*) with Avatar that is.
But Cameron hasn’t forgotten his golden goose, and he’s combining his two favorite loves (money and movie tech) into a re-release of Titanic, this time sporting a third dimension courtesy of post-conversion elves he keeps locked away in a basement. The official trailer was released onto the Internet today, to trumpet the upcoming cash grab as well as drum up interest among the 2% of the population who hasn’t seen it. Check it out below.
And here’s the synopsis if I remember it correctly from 1997:
A rich lady (Kate Winslet) falls for an impossibly attractive poor immigrant (Leonardo DiCaprio) and begins an affair, which ticks off her angry rich husband (Billy Zane). Leo also has an immigrant friend, but he gets forgotten for the middle part of the movie. Anyway the two flirt, kiss, Leo draws her naked, they have sex, yadda yadda. Also something about a ship. Gigantic or something, I forget. The story is told through flashback form by older Kate Winslet to Bill Paxton, the latter who has found her insanely priceless (yet still worth a lot of money) in the wreckage and has all the time in the world to listen to her yammer on about things she could in theory be making up (no woman would ever cheat on Billy Zane, he’s all the man anyone needs). TITANIC, THAT’S THE NAME OF THE SHIP!
There’s really no other reason to do this other than money and the fact Hollywood doesn’t give a shit so I say skip it regardless of how much you love the movie. You already own it, and best of all, you don’t have to wear those damn glasses for three and a half hours if you don’t want to (some may want to, I don’t know, GET OFF MY BACK).
Titanic 3D begins filling Cameron’s already overflowing coffers starting April 6, 2012.
Will you be seeing this? WILL YOU?!?