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'Titanic' to be re-released in 3-D in 2012

Leonardo DiCaprio and Late Winslet in a still from the film, 'Titanic.' (Twentieth Century Fox Film Production / Paramount Pictures / Lightstorm Entertainment)

May 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
"Titanic" is coming back to theaters - but this time, fans can relive the love story in 3-D.

Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox announced Thursday that the Oscar-winning film will be re-released April 6 in 2012. The date will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail on April 10.

Director James Cameron said the film was "painstakingly" converted to 3-D and promises "an epic experience."

"Titanic" won 11 Academy Awards and grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide upon its released in 1997. That's second only to Cameron's "Avatar."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.