The 20th anniversary of one of the biggest hit movies of all time is coming up, and in honor of the occasion, National Geographic is teaming with director and “explorer-in-residence” James Cameron for “Titanic: 20th Anniversary.”
The one-hour documentary will air in December as a global event special on the National Geographic Channel.
Cameron’s 1997 film “Titanic” “became not only the highest-grossing movie in history, but also a watershed for researchers of the Titanic, inspiring dives to the wreck, a host of books and countless documentaries,” Nat Geo says in today’s announcement. “Thirty-two years after the discovery, 20 years after the movie, the Titanic story is still evolving in unexpected ways.”
The program, set to premiere in 171 countries and 45 languages, “will look back at all the critical choices made during the film and put them to the test against a wealth of new sources — including new underwater footage, computer-generated simulation and scholarly research,” the announcement notes. “Cameron will take audiences through his personal journey in making the film, giving context to the choices he made during production based on the historical facts and science that was available at that time.”
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