Titanic trailer to preview on Christmas Day

ITV1 viewers will get an exclusive two-minute sneak peak of upcoming mini-series 'Titanic' on Christmas Day (25.12.11)

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Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes

ITV1 viewers will get an exclusive two-minute sneak peak of upcoming mini-series 'Titanic' on Christmas Day (25.12.11).

The series is a re-telling of the ship's doomed 1912 voyage from Southampton across the Atlantic, written by Oscar winner Julian Fellowes, and will be screened to commemorate the centenary of the disaster.

A huge set housing a 60-metre promenade deck, 50-metre boat deck, four working lifeboats, two collapsible lifeboats, the ship's bridge and pursers' offices, stairways, as well as 75-metres of interior corridors and over a dozen separate interior rooms has been created for the production.

Director Jon Jones said: "It's an incredible, evocative playing space. We have built a huge section of the ship, that is jam packed with a warren of rooms arranged to allow us a sense that we have the run of the ship.

"Once you enter the studio, it is like boarding the ship - you get a real sense of the space. We want to get to grips with how it really was to be confined in a tiny cabin in steerage - or effortlessly ensconced in a First Class stateroom. Our set allows us to really enter that world."

While a huge budget Hollywood production of the Titanic story was created by director James Cameron as a love story between two central characters - played by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio - in 1997, the new version will cover a wider variety of people and give a different overview of what the being on the boat was truly like.

The two-minute trailer will be shown after the 'Downton Abbey' Christmas special at 11pm on ITV1 on Christmas Day (25.12.11).

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