EntertainmentTitan submersible disaster. Movie about this tragedy is in the works

Titan submersible disaster. Movie about this tragedy is in the works

On June 18, 2023, Titan imploded during an expedition to the Titanic wreck.
On June 18, 2023, Titan imploded during an expedition to the Titanic wreck.
Images source: © Oceangate Expeditions
9:52 AM EDT, October 2, 2023, updated: 9:03 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

In June, there was a lot of noise about the Titan submersible disaster. It turns out that a feature film about this event is in the making. The creators assure that they will commemorate the victims related to the tragedy.

On June 18, five people set off on a submarine expedition on Titan: OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, one of the wealthiest Pakistanis Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, British billionaire and traveler Hamish Harding, and French diver Paul-Henry Nargeolet. They all wanted to see the wreck of the Titanic. However, a few hours after submersion, contact with the submarine was lost. A rescue operation lasting several days was initiated.

Over time, it was revealed that Titan had suffered a catastrophic failure - the recovered remnants of the pressure hull and the arrangement of the submarine's elements indicated an implosion. None of the crew survived. The tragically ended expedition was organized by the OceanGate company.

It could be assumed that it was only a matter of time before the disaster would be transferred to the big screen. MindRiot Entertainment, along with producer E. Brian Dobbins, is preparing a film about Titanic's fateful journey. The script is being prepared by Jonathan Keasey in collaboration with Justin MacGregor. The creators announce that the picture will be devoid of tabloid content - it's intended to commemorate those associated with the tragedy and criticize how the media currently operates.

"The tragedy of the Titan is another example of a poorly informed system - in this case, our incessant 24-hour media cycle that condemns and ruins the lives of so many people. Our film will not only pay tribute to all those involved in this underwater tragedy and their families, but will also provide an opportunity to address issues related to the nature of today's media. Only the truth matters. The world has the right to know the truth, not the lascivious bait thrust down throats by those seeking their five minutes of fame. Life is not black and white. It's complicated. There are always nuances," said Keasey.

The film is part of the upcoming MindRiot documentary series. It also includes a project about the emergence of the hip-hop scene in Seattle. 

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