Thanks to the Titanic, the highest-grossing film of all time until James Cameron’s other film Avatar, the fate of the RMS Titanic might be one of piece of history that pretty much everyone around the world is familiar with.
The British passenger liner, which was seen as “unsinkable” at the time, sank after striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage between Southampton and New York City in 1912. Of the 2,224 passengers on board, more than 1,500 perished in the freezing waters of the Atlantic.
The sinking, along with the Great Depression, eventually led to the Titanic‘s owner, White Star Line, one of the most prominent shipping companies in the world, being eaten up in a merger.
But now, a new company, Blue Star Line, is hoping to revive the Titanic, with a replica called Titanic II.
The ship, which has been designed with the same interior and cabin layout of the original vessel, will follow the route of the original liner carrying passengers from Southampton to New York.
Blue Star Line is an Australian company founded by millionaire Clive Palmer, and Titanic II was originally set to launch in 2016.