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Cameron Confirms 'Titanic 3D'

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Mar 15, 2010 | 4:50am EDT

TitanicFilmmaker James Cameron has confirmed he will bring Titanic back to the big screen in 3D.

The director recently joked about updating the 1997 blockbuster using the same technology that brought his Oscar-winning epic Avatar to life.

And now he has confirmed he is serious about plans to rerelease the historical film in 3D -- but the new version won't hit theaters until 2012, to mark 100 years since the legendary ship sank.

He tells USA Today. "We're targeting spring of 2012 for the release (of a 3D version of Titanic), which is the 100-year anniversary of the sailing of the ship."

Cameron also revealed he will be putting Avatar back into movie theaters by releasing a director's cut later this year.

He adds, "The wildcard is that we might be rereleasing the movie this fall. It's kind of gotten stomped out (in theaters since the release) of Alice in Wonderland. The word we're getting back from exhibitors is we probably left a couple of hundred million dollars on the table as a result. The question is [is] the appetite still going to be there after the summer glut of movies. We're going to assess that. We're talking about maybe adding in additional footage and doing something creative."

Avatar made movie history this year by overtaking Titanic as the highest-grossing movie release of all time.

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