James Cameron has dispelled rumors that he’s making a film about OceanGate, the corporate that constructed a submersible meant to maintain excursions of the Titanic wreckage that imploded final month with 5 passengers on board.
“I don’t reply to offensive rumors within the media normally, however I have to now. I’m NOT in talks about an OceanGate movie, nor will I ever be,” Cameron tweeted.
Cameron famously directed Titanic, the romantic epic concerning the 1912 shipwreck, and has himself traveled underwater to the crash web site over 33 instances. He has even visited the Mariana Trench, one of many deepest factors within the ocean, in a submersible he designed and constructed himself (with a crew, after all). Following the Titan implosion, he joined a refrain of voices who criticized OceanGate for going forward with a automobile that wasn’t as much as conventional security requirements.
“Many individuals in the neighborhood had been very involved about this sub, and numerous the highest gamers within the deep submergence engineering group even wrote letters to the corporate saying that what they had been doing was too experimental to hold passengers, and it wanted to be licensed, and so forth,” he stated. Due to these considerations, Cameron likened the Titan to the precise Titanic, the place “warnings went unheeded” about an iceberg within the supposedly unsinkable ship’s path.
The Titan started its journey all the way down to the Titanic wreckage on June 18th and misplaced communication with OceanGate lower than two hours into its dive. After days of searches to seek out the submersible, a remotely operated underwater automobile detected particles from the sub, indicating that it had imploded. Aboard the ship had been Stockton Rush, the founder and chief government of mother or father firm OceanGate Expeditions; Hamish Harding, a British aviator; Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a French maritime skilled and buddy of Cameron’s; Shahzada Dawood, a British-Pakistani businessman; and Dawood’s 19-year-old son, Suleman.
I don’t reply to offensive rumors within the media normally, however I have to now. I’m NOT in talks about an OceanGate movie, nor will I ever be.
— James Cameron (@JimCameron) July 15, 2023