LONDON, May 19 (UPI) -- "Titanic" director James Cameron says a 3D version of his Hollywood classic will be re-released in theaters next April 6.
The re-release of the 1997 Kate Winslet-Leonardo DiCaprio romance will come in time for the 100th anniversary of the real-life ship's doomed maiden voyage. More than 1,500 perished after the luxury liner hit an iceberg.
"There's a whole generation that's never seen 'Titanic' as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen," the BBC quoted Cameron as saying in a statement. "And this will be 'Titanic' as you've never seen it before, digitally re-mastered at 4K and painstakingly converted to 3D. With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike."
"This new presentation of Paramount's top-grossing film is particularly special because 2012 is the 100th anniversary of our studio," added Brad Grey, chairman and chief executive officer of Paramount Pictures. "Paramount has had the pleasure of introducing audiences to some of the all-time classics of cinema during that century of movie-making and we cannot think of a better way to mark the occasion than with this re-release of 'Titanic.'"