Et tu, Barack?: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wear 3-D glasses at a Super Bowl party at the White House last Feb. 1.
Although 3-D technology has been around so long that it almost seems quaint, it’s still the Next Big Thing, in a sense, in the entertainment industry, as even television manufacturers are chomping at the bit to get in on the action. What’s more, “Avatar” director and technological innovator James Cameron is apparently willing to overlook his dislike of converting 2-D movies into 3-D for the noble cause of bringing his own “Titanic” back to theaters with an added dimension. —KA
“The Big PIcture” in The Los Angeles Times:
But in Hollywood, money talks. The recent 3-D grosses have been so astounding that everyone is pushing the 3-D button. Not only are a host of sequels getting the 3-D treatment, like “Happy Feet 2” and “Friday the 13th Part 2,” but Paramount is even moving ahead with a 3-D version of “Jackass.” I guess it was an obvious question—would Cameron dip back into his library and start his own 3-D conversions? And, surprisingly, considering his tough words, the answer is yes. As he told USA Today, “We’re targeting the spring of 2012 for the release [of a 3-D version of ‘Titanic’], which is the 100-year anniversary of the sailing of the ship.”