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A movie about the failed Titan submersible is already in the works

A movie about the failed Titan submersible is already in the works


The upcoming film about the Titan wreckage will be produced by E. Brian Dobbins, who worked on films like The Blackening and Black-ish, Deadline reports.

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It’s only been months since the implosion of OceanGate’s Titan tourist submersible, but Hollywood producers are already working on a film based on the incident. MindRiot Entertainment will make the film, with E. Brian Dobbins (The Blackening, Black-ish) serving as co-producer, according to a report from Deadline.

The movie will follow the events that took place before, during, and after the Titan’s implosion, Deadline reports. In June, the Titan submersible set off on a journey to tour the wreckage of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. After losing contact with the surface, the US Coast Guard found that the Titan experienced a “catastrophic implosion” on the way down, killing all five passengers on board, including the CEO of OceanGate, Stockton Rush.

MindRiot’s Justin MacGregor and Jonathan Keasey will co-write the upcoming film. “Our film will not only honor 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,” Keasey says in a statement to Deadline.

Additionally, MindRiot is working on a docuseries, titled Salvaged, about the life of former OceanGate mission director Kyle Bingham, centering around the many dives Bingham made aboard the submersible.