The doomed Titanic is getting a sequel – and this time around the boat will hopefully fare as well in the sea as the movie did in the box office.
A full-sized replica of the famous ship is scheduled to set sail in 2022, retracing the same route during which 1,500 people lost their lives after the Titanic hit an iceberg.
The Titanic II has been in the works since 2012, when the plan was first announced by Australian business tycoon Clive Palmer.
And on Monday Palmer revealed that construction of the $500million replica has recently resumed after an ongoing financial dispute.
The Titanic II will feature the exact same cabin layout as its predecessor, attempting to replicate the original 1912 ship’s overall aesthetic feel.
There will be cabins separated from first to third class, formal dining rooms, a smoke room, a Turkish bath, and the grand staircase that was made famous in the film as Kate Winslet’s Rose descended to meet Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack.
The Titanic II will also carry almost exactly the same number of passengers – 2,400 – and crew members – 900 – as the original ship.
But have no fear, there will be no fighting for space on wooden planks.
The original Titanic was hailed as the ‘unsinkable’ ocean liner – and the largest in the world – when it set sail on April 10, 1912. It crashed five days later.