There have been rumors that director James Cameron is currently in negotiations with a major streaming network to develop a series centered around the tragic sinking of the bathyscaphe “Titan.” According to The Sun, the actor Matt Damon is being considered for the lead role in this multipart series.
Insiders have disclosed to the publication that a prominent streaming service approached the renowned director, who has personally dived into the sunken Titanic a remarkable 30 times, with a request to tell the story of the five individuals who tragically lost their lives in the submerged vehicle just last month.
“The Titan” catastrophe has already garnered significant interest as a potential topic for one of the world’s largest streaming services, and James Cameron stands as the top contender to helm this project. Given his deep connection to the subject matter, having conveyed the story of the Titanic with immense compassion, it is only fitting for him to take on this endeavor.
“The Titan series will undertake a massive undertaking in tracing the events and actions of those aboard the ill-fated vessel, necessitating substantial time, financial resources, and dedication,” revealed a source close to the project.
There are rumors circulating that Hollywood actor Matt Damon, and Kumail Nanjiani, the star of “The Big Sick,” are among the desired actors being considered for pivotal roles in this series.
James Cameron’s film “Titanic” earned a staggering 11 Academy Awards, including the prestigious “Best Picture” accolade. Apart from his filmmaking prowess, Cameron is recognized as an expert in deep-sea exploration.
James Cameron has denied “offensive” rumors that he plans to create a dramatic series based on the fatal submarine catastrophe of Titan. He stated that he will never make a film about the tragic incident, reported by The Mirror.
Recall, in June of this year, a group of researchers embarked on an expedition towards the wreckage of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean using the bathyscaphe “Titan.” Tragically, the bathyscaphe suffered an implosion—an inwardly directed explosion—resulting in its sinking.
The expedition included notable billionaires who, despite extensive search efforts, could not be saved. Subsequently, a remotely operated vehicle discovered the wreckage of the submersible. As more details of the tragedy and the organization of the ill-fated trip emerged, it became evident that the expedition carried high risks and dangers, which had been cautioned in advance.
James Cameron voiced his concerns and held the organizing company responsible for the tourists-explorers’ unfortunate demise. He drew parallels between the tragedy involving the tourist submarine “Titan” by OceanGate Expeditions and the historic sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
The CEO and founder of OceanGate Expeditions, pilot of the submarine “Titan,” 61-year-old Stockton Rush, along with four other passengers, namely 58-year-old British billionaire and explorer Hamish Harding, 48-year-old Shahzada Dawood, one of the wealthiest individuals in Pakistan, as well as his 19-year-old son Suleman, and 77-year-old Paul-Henri Nargeolet, an experienced technical diver and researcher who participated in numerous expeditions to the Titanic wreck, have tragically died.