Producer of the biggest blockbusters in movie history ‘Titanic’ & ‘Avatar’ in India with Oscar!
Producer Jon Landau in India for a whirlwind 2 city tour in March 2012
The most spectacular cinematic event of 2012, the release of James Cameron and Fox Star Studios magnum opus Titanic 3D has set sail in magnificent style as Producer Jon Landau has flown down for a grand India tour and is in Mumbai today for a special visit! The man behind two of the biggest grossers in movie history (Titanic and Avatar), Jon Landau will visit Mumbai and Delhi three weeks ahead of the much awaited release of Titanic 3D. What’s more, the celebrated producer has brought an extraordinary memento all the way from Hollywood: the prestigious Oscar statuette he won for Titanic in 1997!
Speaking on the exciting visit is Mr Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India, “We are extremely happy to host Mr. Landau in India. There is huge excitement for Titanic 3D in India, with an unprecedented 25 Lac fans from India on the Titanic 3D global Facebook page, which is in fact the No.1 fan base across the World.”
Speaking on the phenomenon of Titanic 3D, Mr. Jon Landau quotes, “The themes of TITANIC are as relevant today as they were 15 years ago. I think those who have seen the film will find them transported in a new way; but there will also be many discovering the film for the first time, who weren’t even born when it was released in 1997. Audiences young and old are each going to take something away from it.”
Opening across theatres on 5th April 2012 in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telegu, the film’s 3D release is a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and pays a special tribute to the tragedy that took place in 1912. The most celebrated film in history will be presented to audiences in 3D format by James Cameron who has once again broken all boundaries and created a visual extravaganza that will have audiences running to the cinema halls! “Titanic” first released in 1997 and is one of the greatest love stories of all time, winning 11 Oscars that year.
The artistic process of re-visualizing TITANIC in three dimensions was overseen entirely by Cameron himself, along with his long-time producing partner Jon Landau – who both pushed the conversion company Stereo D literally to unprecedented visual breadth. Says Cameron, “The 3D enriches all of TITANIC’s most thrilling moments — and its most emotional moments. We get to bring Titanic back to the big screen after having been gone for 15 years. I’ve always thought of watching this film in theaters as a social phenomenon, where parents will take their children or teenagers would go with their mom. I’m a strong believer in the theatrical experience in general, but specifically for this film.”
About Titanic 3D releasing on 5th April 2012
Directed by James Cameron
Produced by James Cameron & Jon Landau
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane
Studio: FOX STAR STUDIOS
Titanic is an American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron.
A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson, Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater, Gloria Stuart as Old Rose, and Billy Zane as Rose’s fiancé, Cal Hockley. Jack and Rose are members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. In 1997, James Cameron’s TITANIC set sail in theaters and one of the world’s most breathtaking and timeless love stories was born.
The film’s journey became an international phenomenon as vast as its name, garnering a record number of Academy Award nominations, 11 Academy Awards and grossing over $1.8 billion worldwide.
On April 5th, 2012, precisely a century after the historic ship’s sinking and 15 years after the film’s initial theatrical release, TITANIC resurfaces in theaters in state-of-the-art 3D.
About Fox Star Studios India
Fox STAR Studios is a joint venture between Twentieth Century Fox, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures and STAR, Asia’s leading media company Fox STAR Studios will combine the production and distribution capabilities of 20th Century Fox and the local expertise and market strength of STAR in Asia to produce Asian language films through acquisitions, co-productions and in-house productions for worldwide distribution. It will also have access to the remake rights of successful films from both the Fox and STAR libraries. The joint venture is making its first foray in India and will soon expand into other markets including Greater China and South East Asia.
Fox STAR Studios has also built a national theatrical distribution footprint and will soon focus on distribution capabilities in home entertainment and digital media platform in India while also leveraging Fox Theatrical Network’s global distribution strength across 44 countries worldwide.
TITANIC 3D BEGINS LANDMARK VOYAGE WITH GLOBAL “MEMORY VAULT” CONTEST!!!
In advance of the highly-anticipated 3D release of TITANIC, one of the most acclaimed films of all time and the winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Fox Star Studios has launched a most innovative contest for audiences: The “Memory Vault,” a global online contest which gives users around the world a chance to document their memories of when they saw this very special film for the first time and why they’re looking forward to seeing it again, this time in 3D!
Once entered into the “Memory Vault,” the most original and popular fan videos will be eligible for a chance to win a spectacular prize!
Users can describe their overall reaction, a specific scene, or whatever they associate with the Titanic experience; they will also have the opportunity to express their anticipation about seeing the film like never before, in stunning 3D, painstakingly converted frame by frame using the latest technology. The “Vault” will close on March 28th, and a two-week voting period will begin the next day. The winners, who will be determined, based on their originality and the number of votes they receive will be announced on April 16th. Users can also share them on the Titanic Facebook page where they can send video reactions to friends.
The contest will be held on a grand international scale with participating countries along with India being France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, South Korea and Taiwan.
The re-release coincides with the centenary of the ship’s sinking and comes15 years after it became the highest grossing film of all time. TITANIC, James Cameron’s ground-breaking and uniquely powerful emotional and visual epic, returns to the big screen premiering April 4th, digitally re-mastered and in 3D.
Well, we suggest you hurry and submit your entries now and be a part of the spectacular Titanic 3D experience!