D.and names that cause an emotional upheaval to many cinema fans – and beyond. And who knows what extent now than Jack and Rosein short Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winsletthey will return to the cinema as always their star Titanic. Which he does next year 25 years old and therefore green light to invade the halls of half the world. Not on any date, but close to Valentine’s Day 2023 (February 10). In a new, dazzling, restored version.

    Titanicthe theatrical release for Valentine’s Day 2023

    The news came yesterday from Barcelona, ​​from the days of cinema CineEurope. Where is the co-producer Jon Landau first showed a glimpse of the 3D version of Titanic. and then the cinema was announced.

    Released in Italy on January 16, 1998, the film by James Cameron marked an era and finally launched the two young leading actors. Leonardo Dicaprio came from the success of Romeo + Juliet And Marvin’s room, nothing comparable to Jack Dawson. Basically unknown, Kate Winsletshe saw herself catapulted into the great.

    Branded as a flop with every announcement of budget increases and filming difficulties, Titanic instead it was a resounding success, and immediately. With serial viewers and an exponential increase in receipts. 14 Oscar nominations, a record shared with Eve versus Eve And La La Land. 11 Oscars won, still records, shared this time with Ben-Hur And The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King. Third place at the box office ever with 2 billion 200 million dollarsbehind only Avatar – also directed by James Cameron – e Avengers: Endgame.

    Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio with James Cameron.

    The first 3D version in 2012

    He also benefited greatly from the film Céline Dioninterpreter of the famous My heart will go onwinner of the Oscar for best song. In the world the single has sold 18 million copies.

    The media echo from the film has resonated for years. Maybe it never stopped and the idea of ​​proposing it again 25 years later could have a double effect. On the one hand, to take those they loved back in time the poignant story of Jack and Rose; on the other, let know Titanic to those who at the time had not yet been born. Obviously, it would also serve to replenish the pockets of producers.

    It is not the first time, in fact, that a new version of the film has been announced. In 2012on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the shipwreck, it was distributed a 3D version. 15 years had already passed since the making of the film, but it was evident that the interest had not entirely faded. The operation proved successful, with a total proceeds of over 340 million dollars. Replicating now could make sense also and above all in economic terms.

    The distribution will be entrusted to Disney – owner of the rights after the acquisition of 20th Century Fox, at the time the producer of the film – while the rights for domestic use remain in the hands of Paramount. It is not yet known when the film will land in Italy, if on February 10, 2023 or later.

    Titanic 25 years back to the cinema valentine's day 2023

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. (Ipa)

    The short plot of Titanic

    The film tells a real event: the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, after the impact with an iceberg. In 1996 a treasure hunter, during an expedition inside the wreck of the ship, found the safe of a cabin, containing the portrait of a young woman. The stranger is naked and wears a necklace with a diamond called “heart of the ocean”. It will turn out who the woman portrayed is Rose Dawson Calvertwho agrees to tell what the Titanic was and what happened that night between 14 and 15 April 1912.

    titanic returns to the cinema

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet at the 1998 Golden Globes. (Getty Images)

    A blast from the past for the old woman, but also for the viewer, who for over three and a half hours is catapulted into the magic of the film. Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater are two guys from different walks of life. He poor in cane, she aristocratic. Despite the differences, they fall madly in love and dream of starting a new life together as soon as they arrive in America. Things will go differently and at the end of that night there will be between 1400 and 1500 deaths and the survivors will be just over 700.

    The historical event, however, is undermined by the sentimental affair. Jack and Rose become the symbol of true love that overcomes every barrier and every distance, even temporal, and the film enters right into the history of cinema. Certainly thanks to many elements, from the direction to the screenplay, from the soundtrack to photography. But also thanks to the presence of Leonardo DiCaprio, a world icon who with his angelic face and magnetic gaze helped to increase its success.