Hollywood ace director James Cameron has unveiled the 3-D scenes from his blockbuster movie Titanic to a select audience at Paramount Studios. The director previewed 18 minutes of footage that has been converted into 3-D for next year’s re-release of the film.
Titanic is the second biggest earner in film history which earned over $1.8 billion worldwide and won 11 Oscars including Best Picture and a Best Director statuette for Cameron only 2nd to director’s own creation “Avatar” which shattered the record with more than $2.8 billion in worldwide.
Director that “Titanic” for him would only become a film in “2.99D” as opposed to one originally filmed in 3D. He also said that it will take 300 artists 60 weeks to create the 3-D version and cost $18 million.
The 3D version of “Titanic” will hit theaters in North America on April 6, 2012, four days before the 100th anniversary of the ship’s doomed maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
“I do believe that there is an array of 10 or 20 movies — think of the best movies of all times — that should be converted in 3D, but it has to be done right,” Cameron said. “I firmly believe that 3D is an enhancement even for just normal, narrative scenes, not necessarily the action scenes,” he said. “That feeling that you’re right there, actually with characters, enhances the emotional interaction between the audience and the film.”