London: Filmmaker James Cameron has dismissed accusations that he is cashing in on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster by re-releasing his hit film in 3D, insisting he wants fans to remember "the wreck and its message".
Cameron, 57, hit the red carpet for the premiere of his updated movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, which is launching to coincide with the anniversary of the
ship`s sinking on April 15, 1912, Daily Express reported.
"Look, there`s always going to be people that can criticize of anything good. But frankly I think that remembering Titanic, remembering the history - that`s what the film was there for. That`s why I made it.
"I was fascinated by the story, I was fascinated by the history, the people that were heroic, the people that lost their lives. I was genuinely touched by the tragedy when I was
there at the wreck. I think the film is a good focusing agent for that at this time when we should be remembering the wreck and its message, the disaster and its message for all of us," he said.