Speaking at the launch of "Titanic" on 3D Blu-ray, Cameron revealed that his love for 3D has not changed and would happily convert all his older movies into 3D — unfortunately it just doesn't make economic sense.
"I would post-convert all my legacy titles in 3D. Our team is well versed in this now, but it really is a term of economics," said Cameron. "It cost us $18 million to post-convert "Titanic," so it really only works if you are going to do a full on re-release in cinemas. Fortunately for "Titanic" it was a financially successful re-release, so it justified the expenditure."
"I don't think we could justify the expenditure for post-converting "The Abyss," for example, but we might just be able to justify it for "Terminator 2." "Fortunately we don't have to do it for 'Avatar.'"
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