One of the most romantic movies by antonomasia returns again to theaters. We are, of course, referring to Titanic, James Cameron’s blockbuster drama. Although at the time the main attraction was the fateful sinking, what managed to captivate the viewer was its tragic love story. Now, Rose and Jack are back to make you cry your eyes out for Valentine’s Day.
The news came from James Cameron’s producer partner Jon Landau. During the Disney conference at CinemaEurope, Landau confirmed that starting February 10 we will enjoy Titanic in its 4K HDR remastered version. The film celebrated its 15th anniversary since its premiere last December and has the honor of being the third highest-grossing film in history (behind Avatar and Avengers: Endgame).
If we take into account the dates and the romantic nature of Titanic, you don’t have to be a genius to connect the dots. However, James Cameron explains that there are other reasons for this special revival.
In his speech on The Jess Cagle Podcast, the director took the opportunity to tell a curious anecdote: February 14 was the day that Titanic grossed the most during its original premiere, an unusual detail as well as beautiful.
James Cameron and the success of Avatar: The Sense of Water
Of course, it seems that James Cameron does not know the word “failure”. The premiere of Avatar: The sense of water did not have everything with it. The first part of the saga was released in 2009 and there were many doubts about the interest that this late second part could arouse. However, as Gandalf would say: “a magician is never late or early, he arrives exactly when he intends to“.
The sequel to Avatar has managed to exceed 2.000 million at the box office, a feat few films can achieve. Will the Titanic revival be another hit for the director?