This coming April 15 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
To mark the occasion Oscar award winning director James Cameron is re-releasing perhaps one of the greatest films of our time, Titanic, the 1997 film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio—the difference is this time the movie is being released in 3D—that’s right, that iceberg is going to reach out and hit YOU on the head. Check out the trailer for the 2012 3D release of the film below and let me know what you think of it. Do you think the 3D technology will add to the film or is it really just a waste of time (and money) on Cameron’s part?
God, am I the only one that still get chills when Jack (Leo) says “this is it!”
Cameron, by the way, isn’t the only one marking the anniversary. Across the pond, two very expensive television series will appear on TV screens around the centennial. ITV is debuting a 4-part costume drama on the Titanic written by Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of the popular “Downton Abbey” series. The series will no doubt have a fabulous screenplay, though I fear the drama won’t compare to the 1997 epic Cameron created. I’ve seen the ITV trailer, and well, it doesn’t look like the folks are on the greatest ship ever built (at least built at that time) it looks more like they’re riding on an old Staten Island Ferry. No offense to you Staten Islanders out there.
And not to be out done, the BBC will air a 12-part, that’s right, I said 12-part, costume drama called “Titanic: Blood and Steel” this one stars Neve Campbell and Chris Noth—not sure how I feel about that.
Looks like 2012 will be one TITANIC year.
I’ll never let go Jack. I’ll never let go.