The 1997 disaster epic is being converted into 3D at a cost of $18 million and the process, which is ongoing, is expected to take 60 weeks, Cameron said. The conversion is largely being handled by visual effects company Stereo D and is requiring 300artists. The new version of the Oscar-winning picture will arrive in theaters April 6.
Offering up what he called a turbocharged version of Titanic, director James Cameron, along with his producer Jon Landau, unveiled 18 minutes of footage from the film’s new, 3D conversion.
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Eight scenes were screened, including footage of Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater’s (Kate Winslet) encounter on the Titanic’s grand stairwell, their kiss on the bow of the ship and its sinking.