Titanic 3-D Changes Cost $18 Million, Required 300 Artists
Director James Cameron has been speaking of the time-consuming process of converting his classic 1997 movie Titanic to 3-D. One of the biggest proponents of advanced technology in cinema, Cameron set about preparing the Oscar-winning drama for the modern day cinemagoer.
Cameron was the man responsible for the 3-D movie 'Avatar' which cost hundreds of millions but took over $1 billion at the box-office, therefore expectations were high for Titanic. Recalling early conversations with studio bosses, Cameron told USA Today, "It's a bit of treacherous territory.We knew if we were going to make a conversion, it had to be the platinum standard. I told the studios we were going to spend as much as it took". The movie cost $18 million to convert to 3-D and required 300 artists. Of the final product, the filmmaker said, "It's not exactly what it would have looked like if we had shot in 3-D.but it's certainly an enhancement to the Titanic you have seen before". Producing partner Jon Landau - who has already begun working on Avatar 2 - said he was excited about getting Titanic back into theaters after a generation away, saying, "This is a movie that can excite people about going to theaters again.This is an experience people can't get at home or on their mobile device".
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