We see Hollywood remaking everything in sight these days, from beloved classics we once thought untouchable to recent blockbuster franchises (or failed attempts at them) that were seen a decade or less ago. But why stop at just remaking movies? Video game remakes look like they could start becoming more popular, but that makes sense. No, no—we the human race need to start thinking really big in terms of our remakes…like, for example, objects of historical relevance, perhaps?
Just a short time after James Cameron’s Titanic re-entered theaters with a shiny new 3D makeover (and added a nice little extra chunk of change to its already massive box office numbers), Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, a mining and tourism tycoon, has announced his plans for Titanic II, a remake of the legendary ship whose fateful maiden voyage ended in tragedy just a little over 100 years ago when it struck an iceberg and sank to the ocean floor, killing 1,517 people on board.
According to Palmer—just like today’s movie remakes—the new Titanic will use all of today’s technologies in order to ensure that this time the ship truly is unsinkable.
Fitting to the original Titanic’s operator, the White Star Line, Palmer’s new shipping company has been named the Blue Star Line. And though new technologies will be used to build the ship, it will still have the same dimensions as the original, complete with 840 rooms and 9 decks.
Titanic II is currently scheduled to set off on its maiden voyage some time in late 2016, starting in England and heading for North America…you guessed it—the very same route Titanic never completed.
What do you think of Palmer’s plans to remake the unsinkable Titanic?