Titanic submersible movie in the works 3 months after OceanGate tragedy

The submersible lost contact with its mother ship 1 hour and 45 minutes into the dive. Photo: Reuters

A feature film chronicling the tragic narrative of OceanGate's Titan submersible is in the works, with producer E Brian Dobbins of "Blackening" fame and MindRiot Entertainment at the helm. As reported by Deadline, Dobbins will co-produce the project, while the screenplay will be crafted by Justin MacGregor and Jonathan Keasey of MindRiot. The Titan submersible went missing during a deep sea underwater excursion near the wreckage of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean in June 2023.

The submersible lost contact with its mother ship 1 hour and 45 minutes into the dive, and four days later, a remotely operated underwater vehicle discovered debris near the Titanic wreck, and the Titan submersible was believed to have imploded.

All five of the crew members aboard the Titan died; they were British businessman Hamish Harding; British-Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman; former French Navy diver Paul-Henry Nargeolet; and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush.

"The Titan Tragedy is yet another example of a misinformed and quick-to-pounce system, in this case, our nonstop, 24-7 media cycle that convicts and ruins the lives of so many people without any due process.

Our film will not only honour all those involved in the submersible tragedy, and their families, but the feature will serve as a vessel that also addresses a more macro concern about the nature of media today," said Keasey. The project is part of MindRiot's upcoming slate of docu-series, including one based around Seattle's underground rap scene.

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