Throw on some Celine Dion and do your very best “I’m King of the World” impression, because there’s a new Titanic documentary heading to National Geographic, and we’re already so, so excited.
The film’s writer and director James Cameron will be on hand for the documentary, to look back on his time making the classic.
Not to mention, he’ll retroactively explore just how closely he nailed the historical details.
Cameron’s admirably obsessive attention to detail has been well documented in the past — including, back in 2012, when he digitally altered the sky in the sinking ship scene for Titanic 3D, after astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson informed him that the star map was incorrect.
Oh, and he had very specific ideas when it came to set pieces as well.
“Cameron wanted real wallpaper and things like that,” Fred Gallo, head of physical production at Paramount Pictures, told The Hollywood Reporter of the making of the original. “I said, ‘Why don’t you build the sets and have them paint on the wallpaper? No one will ever know.’ He wanted a special submarine, and there was only one in the world. It was Russian and he had to have it.”
That’s true, true commitment right there.
Cameron’s documentary hits National Geographic in December so — if your heart can take it — that’s ample time for a Titanic re-watch session.