The missing OceanGate Titan submersible tragedy from earlier this year is being made into a movie.
MindRiot Entertainment and producer E. Brian Dobbins (“The Blackening,” “Black-ish”) are making a movie about the OceanGate incident. Dobbins will co-produce and MindRiot’s Justin MacGregor and Jonathan Keasey will write the film.
The Titan submersible caught the world’s attention in June 2023 after it went missing during a deep sea underwater excursion near the wreckage of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean. The submersible lost contact with its mother ship 1 hour and 45 minutes into the dive, and the five-man crew was feared dead as the oxygen supply was dwindling in the high-pressure conditions. Four days after the sub went missing, 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.
This is the first feature film to be developed about the Titan tragedy. In the days after its disappearance, U.K. broadcaster Channel 5 aired a documentary, titled “Titanic Sub: Lost at Sea,” and MindRiot set its own docuseries, “Salvaged,” about OceanGate’s former mission director Kyle Bingham.
A month after the Titan disaster, “Titanic” director James Cameron shut down rumors that he would make a movie about the missing OceanGate sub.
“I don’t respond to offensive rumors in the media usually, but I need to now,” Cameron wrote in a post on X/Twitter. “I’m NOT in talks about an OceanGate film, nor will I ever.”
Deadline first reported the news.