James Cameron, not resting after the film success of 'Avatar', has written another surefire blockbuster in Titanic II. Always driven, Cameron decided after the grueling filming of Avatar to do something fun. And fun for him is to write a screenplay and direct a movie. Filming is underway near Iceland and DiCaprio was sighted at the chic Reykjavik restaurant Spas Hominkolin.
This time its Sci-Fi in the year 2045 and nostalgia for pre First World War fashions are all the rage. Much of the Polar Regions are melted away and icebergs haven't been spotted in years. Wealthy Singapore investor Simon Singh, played by golfer V.J. Singh, has commissioned an exact replica of the Titanic using the latest technology. Flash forward to the maiden voyage and DiCaprio and Winslet are older but in the same roles.
Details are sketchy after that but the movie progresses with the normal drama and opulence that was the Titanic. We do know that as the Titanic advances across the Atlantic a gang of giant squids harasses the vessel and Kirk Douglas, in a cameo, fights the monsters. After the crippling attach the Titanic II heads for Nova Scotia but non-stop action continues - romance, tension, and danger. Suddenly icebergs, big ones, appear on the horizon. But there aren't supposed to be any icebergs. Robert Singh arch-rival and brother of Simon, played surprisingly by Jon Lovitz, has created giant ice making machines that can produce stealth ice cubes as large as the largest berg and the Titanic, in soupy fog, is headed straight for one.
Like all sequels this movie may not be the equal to the first Titanic but it will probably smash box office records.