The Lion King 3D was a huge success. So much so that Disney plans to convert more of their older animation films into 3D to re-release them.
Paramount is taking a similar approach. For their 100th anniversary they want to re-release their biggest film ever, Titanic, in 3D in movie theaters. Yes, you’ll be able to re-live Jack and Rose’s classic romance in 3D.
Would Titanic work in 3D? I’m not so sure, I suppose it could. I don’t really want to doubt James Cameron with 3D. He knows how to use it. If anyone could convert a film into 3D for a re-release and make it worth it it’s him.
There is a bigger issue here though. If these 3D re-releases are successful will more be on the horizon? Yes. For two reasons. People vote with their wallets. If they like something they’ll go see it and Hollywood takes that as a sign that people want more (what would you do?). The other reason, and the better reason, is that there are generations that haven’t been able to see these old films in theaters.
That’s the reason Star Wars re-release are such big deals. Some kids didn’t grow up on The Lion King. Some teens never got to see Titanic. Now they get the chance too. Sure, for the people who did grow up with these characters and films it hurts. It feels like a cash-grab. But for people who get to live an experience they never got to cause they were too young or not born, it’s worth it. [via The Daily Blam]