James Cameron he wasted little time quashing rumors that he will be in an OceanGate movie or series about the Titan submersible disaster.
There have been reports that the acclaimed filmmaker was contacted by a broadcast network to break the story of the tragedy that left five people dead when the Titan imploded during a voyage to the Titanic wreckage last month.
“I usually don’t respond to offensive rumors in the media, but I need to now,” Cameron, 68, wrote in a statement posted to her Instagram Stories on Saturday, July 15. “I am NOT in talks about an OceanGate movie, nor will I ever be.
The Titanic director also shared that same statement on his official Twitter account.
In addition to being an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Cameron is also a submarine enthusiast who has traveled to the Titanic wreck 30 times.
Refused! James Cameron, 68, denied being in talks to work on an OceanGate movie about the Titan submersible disaster.
The OceanGate submarine lost communication with its support vessel on Sunday June 18, subsequently starting a days-long search of the oceans.
That search would end up being called off on June 22, when crews found debris on the ocean floor that was likely caused by a “catastrophic implosion, assumed to be that of Titan.”
Five people were aboard the Titan when it disappeared and finally imploded on Father’s Day: OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, 61, British Pakistani billionaire Shahzada Dawood, 48, and their son Suleman Dawood, 19, British billionaire Hamish Harding, 58, and Titanic expert Paul. -Henri Nargeolet, 77.
During the search among the wreckage, the US Coast Guard reported that it also found “presumptive human remains”, which were eventually sent for further analysis and testing.
In the aftermath of the tragedy that seizes the whole world, Sun reported that an insider had named Cameron as a streaming giant’s top choice to lead the project.
“The Titan disaster is already considered a major series for one of the biggest streamers in the world, and James is the first choice for the director,” a source told the newspaper, before adding: “It’s a subject close to his heart. “.
Initially, after confirmation that the passengers were presumed dead, Cameron went public, revealing how the diving community was “deeply concerned” about the submersible’s safety prior to the expedition.
“Several of the major players in the deep-submersion engineering community even wrote letters to the company, saying that what they were doing was too experimental to carry passengers and needed to be certified,” he told ABC in an interview in June. , as reported by People.
Instagram denial: The Academy Award winner not only denied that he was in talks about an OceanGate project, but also went a step further, adding: “I never will be.”
Adventurer: The director of the Titanic is also an expert in deep sea exploration, which has led him to have traveled to the wreck of the Titanic 30 times.
Titan tragedy: The OceanGate submarine lost communication with its support vessel on Sunday June 18 and all five passengers on board were ultimately presumed dead on June 22 when crews found debris on the ocean floor that they were probably caused by a ‘catastrophic implosion’. It’s supposed to be Titan’s
RIP: OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, 61, was among five people who died while riding the Titan toward the Titanic wreck that lies more than 12,500 feet below the ocean’s surface, which equals 2.36 miles.
The Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada native made a connection between the circumstances behind the OceanGate and Titanic tragedies.
Cameron pointed to the similarities of the Titanic, which sank in 1912, and its captain, who “was repeatedly warned about the ice ahead of his ship, and yet he sped into an ice field on a moonless night and many people died as a result.’
The Avatar writer-director continued: “For us, it’s a very similar tragedy where the warnings went unheeded. To take place in the exact same spot with all the diving that’s going on around the world, I think it’s amazing.” he explained. “It’s really quite surreal.”
OceanGate Inc. is a privately owned American company headquartered in Everett, Washington that has provided manned submersibles for tourism, industry, research, and exploration. The company was founded in 2009 by Stockton Rush, who was among the five killed on Titan, and Guillermo Söhnlein.