Friday, March 12, 2010
"Avatar" and "Titanic" to be Re-Released in Theaters
Posted by JPX
From worstpreviews, Speaking to USA Today, director James Cameron revealed that he is working on re-releasing both "Avatar" and "Titanic" in 3D theaters.
"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," he said, adding that since he can't reshoot the film with 3D cameras, he will have to convert it to 3D. "It's never going to be as good as if you shot it in 3D, but think of it as sort of 2.8D."
Regarding "Avatar," Cameron feels that the film didn't make as much money as it could have since IMAX theaters had to make room for other films. He said: "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. We're talking about maybe adding in additional footage and doing something creative."
Cameron has about 40 minutes of additional footage, but since the maximum length of an IMAX film is 170 minutes and "Avatar" is already 162 minutes, this only leaves the director 8 minutes to play around with. THR is reporting that one scene to likely be added has to do with Jake Sully's avatar proving himself to the Na'vi people. Another involves a native festival during which tribe member Tsu'tey gets drunk.
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