Titanic, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio

20th Century Fox

King of the world? Or just king of the shameless opportunity?

More than a year and a half after James Cameron revealed his plans to bring Titanic back to the big screen with a 3-D rerelease, an actual date has finally been announced.

April 6, 2012.

"There's a whole generation that's never seen Titanic as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be Titanic as you've never seen it before," said Cameron in a statement. "With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike."

What makes the release date so significant, of course, is that it marks almost 100 years to the day (April 10) that the luxury liner set sail on its first and final voyage.

While we certainly agree that Titanic is the kind of movie that plays much better at the multiplex as opposed to one's living room—no matter how awesome your home theater equipment—it's possible that some might view the timing of the release as an attempt to milk the anniversary of such a tragic event to earn a few extra bucks at the box office.

What do you think? Is Cameron being a bit insensitive here? Or is this just his way, much like the film itself, to simply pay tribute to the lives that were lost on that fateful journey?

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