Titanic filmmaker James Cameron ‘has been approached by a streaming network to direct a drama series about the Titan submersible disaster that killed five people,’ insiders claim
- The tragedy that gripped the world could be turned into a series, insiders claim
By Elena Salvoni
Published: 8:41 p.m. EDT, July 13, 2023 | Update: 10:25 p.m. EDT, July 13, 2023
Titanic director James Cameron has been approached to help make a drama series about the Titan submersible disaster that left five people dead, industry insiders have claimed.
A streaming network is said to have contacted the acclaimed filmmaker, who is also an avid submariner and has himself dived 30 times on the wreckage of the tragic cruise liner.
Hamish Harding, 58, Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son Sulaiman Dawood, 19, French Navy pilot Paul-Henry (PH) Nargeolet and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush all lost their lives in the tragedy of last month.
The OceanGate submarine lost communications with its support vessel on Sunday, June 18, and search and rescue teams scoured the ocean for days, before it was confirmed the crew had been lost .
Now the tragedy, which has gripped the world, could be turned into a series, with The Sun reporting that an insider has named Cameron a streaming giant’s ‘first-choice director’.
Titanic director James Cameron is also an expert in underwater exploration
The OceanGate submarine lost communications with its support vessel on Sunday, June 18
A source told the newspaper: “The Titan disaster is already considered a major series for one of the biggest streamers in the world – and James is the first choice for the director.
“It’s a subject close to his heart.
“He told the story of the Titanic with such compassion that it seems natural to him to take it on. »
“Retracing the footsteps of those aboard the Titan is a colossal undertaking, but there would be a lot of time, money and resources devoted to it. »
Cameron is well placed to take on the show, having won three Oscars for the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, including Best Picture, and is also an expert in underwater exploration.
It was also reported that Hollywood stars were being named as potential leads in the project.
Matt Damon, who is set to star in the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer film, is said to be on the actors’ wish list.
James Cameron won three Oscars for the 1997 blockbuster Titanic
Matt Damon, who is set to star in the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer film, would be on the actors’ wish list
Cameron used the submarines to film the wreckage of the Titanic while editing the film of the same name with Leonardo DiCaprio
Kumail Nanjiani, star of romantic comedy The Big Sick, was also nominated by The Sun.
Cameron, 68, previously used the now decommissioned Mir submersibles, which were operated by the Russian Academy of Sciences to dive on the wreck.
He used the submarines to film the wreckage of the Titanic while preparing the film of the same name with Leonardo DiCaprio.
His underwater voyages were in the mid-1990s and early 2000s and went up to 3,821 meters.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for James Cameron for comment.