James Cameron has denied rumors that he’s making a movie about OceanGate, the company that built a submarine intended to preserve tours of the wreckage of the Titanic that exploded last month with five passengers on board.
I usually don’t respond to offensive rumors in the media, but I need to now. “I’m not talking about the OceanGate movie, nor will I ever be,” Cameron tweeted.
Cameron directed the famous Titanic The romantic epic about the 1912 shipwreck, he has traveled underwater to the crash site more than 33 times. He’s even visited the Mariana Trench, one of the deepest points in the ocean, in a submarine he designed and built himself (with a crew, of course). After the Titan collapsed, he joined a chorus of voices that criticized OceanGate for moving forward with a car that didn’t meet traditional safety standards.
“Many people in the community were very concerned about this branch, and a number of senior players in the deep submersible engineering community wrote letters to the company saying that what they were doing was too experimental to carry passengers, had to be certified, etc.” , He said. Because of these concerns, Cameron liked Titan over the actual Titanic, where “warnings went unheeded” about an iceberg in the ship’s supposedly unsinkable path.
Titan began its journey down to the wreck of the Titanic on June 18 and lost contact with OceanGate after less than two hours of diving. After days of searching to find the submarine, a remotely operated underwater vehicle discovered wreckage from the submarine, indicating that it had exploded from the inside. On board was Stockton Rush, founder and CEO of parent company OceanGate Expeditions; Hamish Harding, British pilot; Paul-Henri Nargolet, a French naval expert and friend of Cameron’s; Shahzada Dawood, a British-Pakistani businessman; and the 19-year-old son of Dawood Suleiman.
I usually don’t respond to offensive rumors in the media, but I need to now. I’m not talking about the OceanGate movie and never will be.
—JimCameron July 15, 2023