James Cameron promises ‘more intimate’ 3D ‘Titanic’

The romantic disaster classic sails again next spring

James Cameron has vowed that the forthcoming 3D version of Titanic will be “more intimate”.

In what might be taken as an unusual statement for a bigger-scale version of his blockbuster, the director has said that the re-release of the film will bring cinema-goers closer to the action.

He told MTV News: “I think the film holds up pretty damn well. In 3D, it becomes kind of a new experience. It’s a much more intimate and involving experience both with the characters and with the physical space.”

Cameron added that audiences will not be disappointed by any re-edits. He said:

We’re not changing a frame. The ship still sinks. It ends the same way

Titanic is the next cinema classic to get an immersive re-release, following the box office success of The Lion King. The 1998 movie, which starred Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, sails again on April 6, 2012, marking the 100th anniversary of the ship’s doomed voyage.