There’s been talk about a 3D version of Titanic for a while, but now James Cameron has given USA Today an estimated release frame.
“We’re targeting spring of 2012 for the release (of a 3D version of ‘Titanic’), which is the 100 year anniversary of the sailing of the ship,” Cameron said in an interview about 3D technology at theaters and in the home.
He added that Avatar may return to 3D theaters this fall with extra footage.
When asked about when we may see the 3D Blu-ray, Cameron said: “We’re not officially announcing it right now but I’m hoping for fall. The wildcard is that we might be re-releasing the movie this fall. It’s kind of gotten stomped out (in theaters) because of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ The word we’re getting back from exhibitors is we probably left a couple of hundred million dollars on the table as a result. The question is the appetite still going to be there after the summer glut of movies. We’re going to assess that. We’re talking about maybe adding in additional footage and doing something creative.”
Avatar has grossed $2.6 billion in theaters worldwide so far.