After shattering his own box office record with Avatar, James Cameron is looking to bring the previous box office title holder Titanic back to the big screen, but with one major difference...3D. The director recently sat down with USA Today to talk about the big ship and its cinematic counterpart.

3D was certainly climbing up the ladder of popularity among theater goers in recent years, but it wasn't until Cameron came along and did it right that the populace accepted the revamped technology into their lives. Of course, converting Titanic won't be the same as if the film had been shot for 3D, but the director is confident that with the amount of time they have until their targeted release, this conversion will be done right.

"They're converting Clash of the Titans in eight weeks. But I'm guessing six months to a year to do it right. We're targeting spring of 2012 for the release [of a 3D version of Titanic], which is the 100 year anniversary of the sailing of the ship."

The down side to this news is that we'll have to wait so long to see just what this conversion will look like. Adding 3D to a film that wasn't shot for it, like Clash of the Titans, is a shameless attempt to take more of your hard earned dollars, especially in the case of Clash taking only two months to do it. The term "half-assed" comes to mind. It would be nice to see the Titanic release arrive to port ahead of schedule and show us all what a real 3D conversion should look like. Here's hoping for no icebergs along the way.

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