A new year, a new 3D re-release. The 3D trailer of James Cameron’s Titanic debuts on the web.

The re-release of James Cameron’s Oscar-winning Titanic doesn’t hit cinemas until April next year, but the trailer for the 3D version has just debuted on the internet. The film is part of a string of hit films being re-released in 3D. Beauty and the Beast 3D and The Lion King 3D have already had their debut in cinemas.

Titanic originally came out in 1997, won eleven Oscars and was the highest-grossing film of all time for ten years, making a whopping $1.8 billion at the box office. Nowadays its the number two highest-grossing film of all time having ironically been toppled off the top spot by James Cameron’s newest film,¬†Avatar, in 2009.

Now Titanic is being re-released in 3D in 2012 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ship sinking. Some see a monumental occasion to mark and remember the day 1500 people drowned in the North Atlantic – film bosses see a business opportunity.

Considering the film came out fourteen years ago and ninety percent of the population have already seen the film, its a wonder this 3D re-release needs a brand new trailer, but for anyone who isn’t in the know, here is a brief synopsis:

In the present day (okay, 1997) a man searches the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean for a rare necklace which sank with the ship on April 14th 1912. Enter Rose, an old woman who claims she was wearing it the day the Titanic sank. She proceeds to tell the story which goes a little like this: Rose is rich and unhappy. She meets and strikes up a friendship with a poor guy called Jack. They quickly fall in love and she cheats on her nasty snob of a fiancé, and allows Jack to draw a nude picture of her. Then an iceberg hits the ship and we follow them as they attempt to escape.

There’s a lot of sitting around and passive-aggressive conversation during the first two and a half hours of the film, so it will probably only be worth watching the last hour in 3D, a.k.a. the sinking people sat through the first two hours to see, but we’ll give the 3D rendition the benefit of the doubt.

Check out both the new 3D trailer and the original trailer from way back in 1997:

Original Trailer

3D re-release trailer

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