Titanic director James Cameron has absolutely no plans to revisit the tragic sinking and remake his classic movie. Prior to Titanic, Cameron was best known as the writer/director of action and sci-fi movies like Aliens and the first two Terminator movies. However, in addition to his talent with action and visual effects, he was always able to ground his stories with strong characters.
Titanic was a dream project for the filmmaker, but the movie’s infamously troubled production and record budget led many in the industry to believe it would be a career-killing bomb. Instead, it became one of the highest grossing movies of all time, winning 10 Academy Awards – including a Best Director Oscar for Cameron – and making Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet instant movie stars.
The director is revisiting the movie with the National Geographic Channel special Titanic: 20 Years Later With James Cameron, and in a new interview with Yahoo! Entertainment he states he has no desire to remake it. Part of the documentary has Cameron exploring what he got correct about the ship's sinking versus modern day research, but when the question is put to him if he’d consider a remake to correct any errors, his answer is clear.
“I have no intention of remaking Titanic. The film is right in its broad strokes and wrong in a few details. Of course, nobody would know those details if we hadn’t gone out and done the forensic work, so that’s kind of a self-inflicted wound.”
While the director goes on to state he would like to make a few fixes, there’s nothing major he’d change about the film. “We’d have to change a couple of effects shots for the final sinking sequence, but really only two or three shots.”
Cameron is currently hard at work on his four Avatar sequels, with the first installment due to arrive Christmas 2020. The next two movies are said to take place largely underwater, and the director has been busy developing new technology that will allow him to shoot motion-capture performances in the new environment – a process that was thought near impossible before. Cameron is never one to shy away from a challenge, however, and he claims to have “cracked the code” on the process.
He’s also making his long-awaited return to the Terminator franchise as a hands-on producer. The Tim Miller-directed movie will reunite him with stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. There are no solid story details just yet, but Arnie promises fans it will ignore the last few sequels and be a "whole new movie".
Source: Yahoo! Entertainment