James Cameron has wasted little time in dispelling rumors that he is going to star in an Oceangate film or series about the Titan submarine disaster.
It has been reported that a streaming network has approached the acclaimed filmmaker to tell the story of the tragedy that killed five people when the Titan capsized last month during a trip to the wreckage of the Titanic.
‘I don’t usually respond to offensive rumors in the media, but I need to right now,’ Cameron, 68, wrote in a statement posted to her Instagram Stories on Saturday, July 15. ‘I’m not talking about an Oceangate. Film, I’ll never be.’
The director of Titanic also shared the same statement on his official Twitter account.
In addition to being an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Cameron is a submarine enthusiast who has visited the wreck of the Titanic 30 times.
Rejected! James Cameron, 68, has denied he is in talks to star in an Oceangate film about the Titanic disaster.
On Sunday, June 18, the Oceangate sub lost contact with its support ship, which subsequently halted the sea search for several days.
That hunt would come to a close on June 22, when the crew found debris on the ocean floor that was likely caused by a ‘catastrophic explosion, assumed to be from Titan’.
Five people were on board when the Titan disappeared and eventually exploded on Father’s Day: Oceangate CEO Stockton Rush, 61, British Pakistani billionaire Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son Suleman Dawood, 19, British billionaire Hamish Harding, 58, and Titanic expert Paul -Henri Nargiolet, 77.
While searching through the wreckage, the US Coast Guard reported that ‘presumed human remains’ were found, which were eventually sent for further analysis and testing.
In the wake of this tragedy around the world, The Sun reports that an insider has named Cameron as a major streaming giant’s top choice to helm the project.
‘Titan Disaster is already being seen as a major series for one of the world’s biggest streamers – and James is the first choice for director,’ a source told the paper, before adding, ‘it’s a subject close to his heart.’
Initially, after the passengers were confirmed dead, Cameron went public to reveal how the diving community was ‘deeply concerned’ about the safety of the divers before the expedition.
“Several top players in the deep submersion engineering community even wrote to the company saying 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: Not only did the Academy Award winner deny that she was in talks about an Oceangate project, but she went a step further, adding, ‘I would never be.’
Adventure: The director of Titanic is an expert in deep-sea exploration, which has resulted in him having traveled to the actual Titanic wreck 30 times.
Titan tragedy: The Oceangate sub lost contact with its support vessel on Sunday, June 18, and five passengers on board were eventually presumed dead on June 22 when the crew found debris on the ocean floor that was believed to have been caused by a ‘catastrophic explosion,’ Titan said.
RIP: OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, 61, was among five people killed while traveling to the Titanic wreck on Titan, more than 12,500 feet below sea level, which equates to 2.36 miles.
Natives of Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada make a connection between Oceangate and the circumstances behind the Titanic tragedy.
Cameron points to the similarity of the Titanic, which sank in 1912, and its captain ‘was repeatedly warned of ice ahead of his ship, and yet he steamed full speed into an ice field on a moonless night, and many men perished. Results.’
The Avatar writer and director continued, ‘For us, it’s a very similar tragedy where precautions were neglected. Taking place on the same exact site with all the diving that’s going on around the world, I think it’s just amazing,’ he explained. ‘It’s really quite surreal.’
OceanGate Inc. Hall is an American privately owned company based in Everett, Washington, that has supplied crewed submersibles for tourism, industry, research and exploration. The company was founded in 2009 by Stockton Rush, who was among the five people killed in the Titan, and Guillermo Sohenlein.