EXCLUSIVE: To celebrate James Cameron’s 25th birthday Titanic, the multiple Oscar winner and box office phenomenon is set for another theatrical release, just in time for Valentine’s Day next year. A remastered version will be available in cinemas in 3D 4K HDR and high frame rate, with Disney releasing internationally from February 10, 2023, Deadline has confirmed. Paramount has domestic rights and is also expected to set the date in the coming days.
Cameron’s regular production partner and COO of Lightstorm Entertainment Jon Landau, fresh off a 36-hour plane journey from New Zealand, teased the news about the Titanic reissue at Disney’s CineEurope presentation in Barcelona on Wednesday. There he showed a 3D look at the remastered version.
The epic that turned Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio into megastars originally sailed to domestic cinemas in December 1997 and was distributed internationally over several months. It went on to win 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Original Song, and more.
A 3D version was released in 2012. In total Titanic is the No. 3 film ever at the worldwide box office with $2.2 billion. Of that, $659.4 million comes from North America and $1.542 billion from abroad. Cameron’s Avatar is the greatest movie of all time worldwide.
The Titanic news follows Disney’s announcement at CinemaCon in April that Cameron’s original Avatar would receive a remastered reissue on September 23, prior to the debut of the first sequel, Avatar: The way of the water† That movie kicks off on December 14 offshore and arrives in North America on December 16.