James Cameron is debunking rumors that allege he is involved in discussions about a potential movie about the company that made and operated the Titan submersible.
The director of the Oscar-winning blockbuster Titanic issued a statement on Twitter July 15, almost a month after the small tourist sub from OceanGate Expeditions imploded underwater off the coast of Newfoundland while diving to the wreckage of the famous Titanic ship, killing all five passengers, including the company’s CEO, Stockton Rush.
“I don’t respond to offensive rumors in the media usually, but I need to now,” Cameron tweeted. “I’m NOT in talks about an OceanGate film, nor will I ever be.”
The Oscar winner, who has personally made 33 dives to the Titanic’s wreckage, had shared his thoughts on the submersible implosion in media interviews days following the tragedy.
“I’m struck by the similarity of the Titanic disaster itself,” Cameron told ABC News June 22, “where the captain was repeatedly warned about ice ahead of his ship and yet he steamed at full speed into an ice field on a moonless night—and many people died as a result.”