Avatar and Titanic director denies rumors he was involved in filming Oceangate submersible implosion
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Rumors about a possible James Cameron-directed film on the tragedy of the submarine Titan, which crashed with five people on board during a visit to the sunken wreck of the Titanic, are completely false. The director himself clarified this with a brief tweet: “I don’t usually respond to offensive rumors in the media, but now I have to: I am not in talks for a film on Oceangate and I never will be.” “.
Director of avatars He was approached for a possible film production on the subject for two reasons: his obsession with the Titanic, which led him to direct the 1997 blockbuster with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and diving with submarines, an exercise that whom he knows well. This led him to explore the deepest point of the Mariana Trench a few years earlier and contributed to the design of the Deepsea Challenger, the submersible used for the venture.
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In short, if there was to be a movie about Titan, he could only be the director. Of course, no one thought to ask if he was really interested in bringing such a dramatic and heartwarming story to the theater, but it appears to be a detail. At least until its official denial.
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Cameron spoke on the matter during the difficult days of the search for the lost passengers on the seabed. The director spoke to ABC News expressing all his confusion about the shipment: “Many people within the community expressed concern about this submarine – he said – and a large number of the main operators in this engineering field Also wrote a letter to Comrade saying what they were doing was too experimental to carry passengers and needed to be certified.”