‘Titanic 3D’ Comes to Theaters in 2012

James Cameron to make even more money on the 100 year anniversary of the original tragedy.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

It seems like only yesterday that James Cameron asked for a moment of silence for the lives lost on the Titanic, only to follow it up with 'Let's party 'til Dawn!" And it's that dichotomy of reverence and celebration that comes to mind when we heard that Titanic, the second highest-grossing film of all time (if you don't count inflation), is coming back to theaters in 3D in an effort to both commemorate the anniversary of the original disaster and also bilk it for cash.

Yes, April 6th, 2012 will mark the re-release of James Cameron's ultra-popular period romance Titanic, which ran away with eleven Oscars and almost $2 billion dollars after its initial run in 1997-1998. That's just nine days before the April 15th anniversary of the tragic crash which ended the lives of 1,517 people. Production company Paramount is also marking its 100th anniversary in 2012, and is downplaying the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in the press release in favor of focusing on their own centennial history. Notably, none of Paramounts other classic films are being re-released in theaters – 3D or no – to commemorate the occasion. Like Raiders of the Lost Ark, for example. Or Ghost.  

Or Duck Soup, Holiday Inn, Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Roman Holiday, Shane, Rear Window, Vertigo, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Rosemary's Baby, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Harold and Maude, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Chinatown, Nashville, The Warriors, The Elephant Man, Reds, Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan, The Untouchables, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan or South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.

Seems a little unfair to us. The original story was at Deadline.