‘Titanic’ To Be Re-Released In 3-D Next Year

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as Jack and Rose in scene from movie "Titanic", (AP)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as Jack and Rose in scene from movie “Titanic”, (AP)

NEW YORK (CBS4) – The hugely popular Hollywood epic”Titanic” is coming back to theaters in 3-D.

Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox announced Thursday that James Cameron’s Oscar-winning film will be re-released April 6 next year.

It will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail on April 10, 1912.

“There’s a whole generation that’s never seen ‘Titanic’ as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be ‘Titanic’ as you’ve never seen it before, digitally remastered at 4K (resolution) and painstakingly converted to 3D,” Cameron said in a statement issued by the studios and distributors. The director added: “With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike.”

“Titanic” was released in 1997 and won 11 Academy Awards including best picture and best director for Cameron. It grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide. That gross is second only to Cameron’s “Avatar.”

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