Last night, the 1997 film Titanic, which was written, directed, co-edited and co-produced by James Cameron, finally returned to the big screen. That's right; after 15 years, the film is being re-released. But this time, groundbreaking technology will help to kick it up a few notches.
According to Reuters, Cameron told reporters that the 3D re-make adds to the Titanic experience: "I just think it makes it more immersive," he said "It kind of turns up the experience to 11 instead of 10." The 3D version of Titanic will hit theaters in the U.S. and England on April 6 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ship's fatal crash.
Some are criticizing the famed director for "cashing in" on the tragedy's 100-year anniversary. But Cameron doesn't look it at that way -- he sees the re-release as a way to remember Titanic and its history.
"I was fascinated by the story, I was fascinated by the history, the people that were heroic, the people that lost their lives. I was genuinely touched by the tragedy when I was there at the wreck," he told reporters. "I think the film is a good focusing agent for that at this time when we should be remembering the wreck and its message, the disaster and its message for all of us."
The London, England premiere was attended by big names like Kate Winslet and Billy Zane, who both starred in the film. Leonardo DiCaprio was unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts.