James Cameron’s Titanic is headed back to theaters April 6, 2012 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ocean liner’s historic maiden and final voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in April 1912. But this time, when Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet set sail on the big screen, they’ll do it in 3D.
Written, directed and produced by Cameron, the film was first released in 1997 and collected 11 Oscars along the way, including Best Picture and Best Director. As the movie that was both the domestic and worldwide box office champion for more than a decade (until another little Cameron film called Avatar came along), Titanic had one of the most remarkable runs in history. Hopefully, Cameron’s post-conversion job will produce a far better product than other 3D efforts that Cameron has publicly slammed, such as Clash of the Titans and Piranha 3D. Either way, I expect people to come out in droves to experience what is sure to be one of the most anticipated releases of next year. Check out the full press release after the jump, which includes a statement from Cameron on the conversion.