Most directors take a step back and let the studios, pr agencies and marketing folks do their job once they’ve sat through the daily rushes, edited the final score and set aside their cameras for the final time, but not Jim Cameron.
As we are all more than aware one of the biggest films ever made is hitting back on the big screen with that all important added dimension, it’s stars may have changed a bit and added a few more successes to the belt since but their director is still all about the ethos of the film,water. So much so that earlier this week he landed the record for the deepest solo dive earlier this week - by plunging five miles (8.2 kilometres) off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
This isn’t enough for the adrenaline junkie though as he announced yesterday that he intends to beat his own record, he is aiming to reach the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean, southwest of Guam, later this month. Mental isn’t the word. Insane might be. He says:
“When you’re making a movie, everybody’s read the script and they know what’s going to happen next. When you’re on an expedition, nature hasn’t read the script, the ocean hasn’t read the script, and no one knows what’s going to happen next.”
A somewhat apt sentiment considering we’ve all seen Titanic at least once, that said here’s a lovely new nostalgic poster and oddly enough a set of images that have been released, although we can’t really call them new, can we now?
Titanic sets sail once more come April 6th.