"C'mon guys! Please guest star on How I Met Your Mother this season? I'm so sick of that show."
Producer Jon Landau hinted at this back in April, but now it's official: James Cameron will re-release Titanic in 3-D in April 2012. I'm hoping that when they convert the film to 3-D they go ahead and add some more scenes that take full advantage of the 3-D process. Because while sketching in cars and enjoying fine meals certainly makes for good cinema, it doesn't make for action-packed 3-D excitement. C'mon, Cameron -- let's Avatar this sucker!
Now that his long-gestating sci-fi epic Avatar has made over one billion dollars, director James Cameron has all the options in the world. He already had "eff-you" money from Titanic (which made $1.84 billion), but now he has "eff-you-and-the-exo-suit-you-walked-in-with" money. We called up his office to ask him what his next step was and, after being told politely that Mr. Cameron was currently aboard his personal space shuttle, came up with this list of possibilities on our own.
Mark your calendars, because August 21 is Avatar Day! What's that, you ask? Is it some sort of new holiday where a benevolent bearded wizard gives you presents? Kinda. James Cameron doesn't sport a beard any more, but he is giving the world what he probably thinks is the greatest gift of all -- a free, 15-minute clip of his new, 14-years-in-the-making CGI spectacle movie, Avatar! Unfortunately, you need to go to an IMAX 3D or other 3D theater to see it. Because it can't be fully appreciated on the Internet or TV, of course. Which is apparently why absolutely zero footage has been released from this enormous movie that comes out in less than five months, aside from a few pieces of artwork and the footage that was recently shown at San Diego Comic-Con. Description of the footage ranges from highly positive to "lower your expectations". Based on what I've heard (a lot) and seen (very little), they're already pretty darn low.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, John Cameron will once again be revisiting some familiar and watery territory in his next film, The Dive. It seems that, much like John Masefield, Cameron must go down to the seas again. He just can't resist the pull: He went swimming in The Abyss, dipped his toes in multiple oceanic documentaries and a made a tiny splash back in 1997 with a quiet little weeper you may or may not have heard of.
Unlike the Titanic, he won't be taking the band with him, so there'll be no heart-wrenching strains of "Nearer, my God, to Thee" following him down. He does have another pair of doomed lovers, however, based on the real-life diving team of Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras and wife Audrey Mestre.