Image Credit: Everett CollectionI know, I know. I should be writing about how DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show on Wednesday that DWA is converting the first three Shrek films to 3D for a Blu-ray release. (They’re going back into the digital files, with the filmmakers, and doing it right, he noted, so no need to throw his recent statements dissing poorly-executed, post-conversions in his face. He was asked to speak again about Clash of the Titans, if you were wondering, and politely declined, Variety reports.) But really, 3D Shreks don’t excite me. Instead, this bit of news in the Hollywood Reporter‘s recap of his chat grabbed me: “He added that he saw a test for Titanic and said: ‘It is spectacular. Jim is a perfectionist.'”
We’ve known James Cameron was working on converting Titanic to 3D — for an anticipated 2012 release to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sailing — but hearing someone say they saw a test makes it real. So now, we have to ask ourselves that question: Are we prepared to face (possible) ridicule again for seeing Titanic in theaters? Or will there be no shame in seeing the movie this time because everyone in their right mind should want to experience the ship’s sinking in 3D? I mean, imagine when it’s standing vertical and people are clinging to the railing and falling, and then feeling like you’re bobbing in the freezing water. You’ll want to push Rose off her door-raft.