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James Cameron & NatGeo teaming up for Titanic: 20th Anniversary documentary

What makes the legacy of James Cameron’s epic TITANIC even more stupendous is that even though there are billion-dollar movies coming out every year there is only one film to out-gross it on the global level – James Cameron’s AVATAR. The story of survival and love has swept billions off their feet, and this December it will celebrate its 20th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, Cameron will be setting out on another adventure to see if the authenticity of his work holds up today.

Cameron will be partnering with National Geographic for a new documentary, TITANIC: 20TH ANNIVERSARY, which will look back on the massive film and use state-of-the-art tech to analyze major elements of the film. Cameron had this to say:

When I wrote the film, and when I set out to direct it, I wanted every detail to be as accurate as I could make it, and every harrowing moment of the ship’s final hours accounted for. I was creating a living history; I had to get it right out of respect for the many who died and for their legacy. But did I really get it right? Now, with National Geographic and with the latest research, science, and technology, I’m going to reassess.

The movie its theatrical the 3D re-release TITANIC has made $2.1 billion globally and won 11 Oscars back in 1998. The doc will take a look at the massive production, detail Cameron’s personal journey while making the movie, and will follow him and a team of experts as they explore a Titanic exhibit at the Ronald Regan Presidential Library. No word yet on if anyone from the cast such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet or Billy Zane will offer interviews, but chances are very high all three are equally busy.

TITANIC was for sure a phenomenon when it came out, and I have fond memories of watching it, particularly the frustration of being told to look away when Jack (DiCaprio) is drawing a nude Rose (Winslet), knowing full well what I was being denied. I also remembered hearing stories of people attacking one another for VHS copies of the movie, so it’s nice to know we definitely don’t do anything like that anymore. With new technology at hand, I’m fascinated to see if there’s anything new to learn about the Titanic sinking that they didn’t know back when the movie was made and if it would’ve influenced the movie in any way. I guess we will find out when the doc comes out in December, which will go on to become the third highest-grossing movie of all time.

The documentary is set for this December.

Source: EW

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