With his 3D CGI, Motion-Capture extravaganza Avatar on the way at the end of the year, just what else has James Cameron got on the horizon? Well, how about taking some of his past movies and transforming them into 3D as well? Word is that Cameron is thinking about doing his mega-success Titanic in 3D, and maybe Terminator 2, as well.
On top of this news, we also have a brand new image from Avatar, which shows the director himself getting in on the action. Sweet.
Cameron spoke with Empire at Comic-Con recently where he gave his thoughts about his love of 3D technology. It is here that he mentioned his plan to bring Titanic to three-dimensional life:
“We’re going to do Titanic in 3-D! We’ve already done a 90 second clip of it and it’s phenomenal and gorgeous, so that’s going to be the project for next year. It’s a conversion of it, not native photography; we can’t go back.”
Cameron also went on to address the question of whether he’d like to turn any of his other past projects into 3D:
“You know, we’ve thought about Terminator 2, which could be fun because I think that’s a film that stands the test of time for me. I think that Aliens was a really good film in its time, but visually it doesn’t quite hold up; we’ve kind of evolved beyond that now. I mean, for me it doesn’t. Terminator 2, I think, is the cusp of where it still holds up, through now. True Lies, I don’t think so; it doesn’t feel right to me. Titanic absolutely, slam dunk! I want to see it!”
It appears that Titanic is almost definitely going to be coming at us in 3D, and Terminator 2 is more of just a, “We’d love to do it,” kind of thing. Even though Cameron says the clip they’ve done of Titanic is, “phenomenal and gorgeous,” I’m still not sold on the idea – or the idea of doing any of his other projects in 3D for that matter. Would Titanic or even Terminator 2 REALLY benefit from being in 3D?
With regards to Titanic, in particular, it obviously would be pretty impactful to feel like violent waters and a sinking boat are actually in the movie theater with you. And doing a re-release in the 3D format would certainly further it’s already whopping $1.8 billion revenue at the box office.
But am I the only one who thinks Titanic is fine the way it is?…