Well, it seems the vultures in the progressive cesspool of Hollywood are wasting absolutely no time capitalizing off the tragedy of the OceanGate submarine tragedy, which resulted in the deaths of five individuals, working to transform the incident into a movie after MindRiot Entertainment managed to get their paws on the rights.
According to the Daily Wire:
“The Blackening” producer E. Brian Dobbins has signed on to co-produce the movie, with MindRiot’s Justin MacGregor and Jonathan Keasey on board to co-write the film, Deadline reported.
It will deal with before, during, and after the tragedy, which captured the world’s attention when the submersible went missing on June 18 during its trip to view the wreckage of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean.
“The Titan Tragedy is yet another example of a misinformed and quick-to-pounce system, in this case, our nonstop, 24-7 media cycle that convicts and ruins the lives of so many people without any due process,” Keasey stated. “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.”
EXCLUSIVE: After locking a docuseries based on #OceanGate and the submersible tragedy, MindRiot Entertainment has now set a fiction project, also based on the tragedy, with E. Brian Dobbins (The Blackening, Black-ish) signed on to co-produce https://t.co/FqFYADap6D pic.twitter.com/LOsr79fVvw
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) September 29, 2023
“Truth is all that matters,” Keasey added. “And the world has a right to know the truth, always, not the salacious bait crammed down our throats by those seeking their five minutes of fame. Life is not black and white. It’s complicated. There’s nuance. Always nuance.”
I’m sure financial gain has nothing whatsoever to do with the motivations behind such a project, right? It’s not like this will make any money, especially when you take into consideration the streaming rights, which will probably result in a bidding war. Many streaming giants are desperate for new content right now due to the writer’s strike halting production on many important projects. They will probably clamor to get their hands on this bad boy.
On June 18, the submersible lost contact with its mother ship. A four-day rescue mission from the United States and Canada ensued including using airplanes, boats, and submersibles in the attempt to find and save the crew of five on board, Variety noted. On the fourth day, the United States Coast Guard announced that a remotely operated underwater vehicle had found debris from the Titan near the Titanic.
“A debris field was discovered within the search area by an ROV near the Titanic,” USGC Northeast went on to say in a statement. “Experts within the unified command are evaluating the information.”
“A debris field implies a break-up of the submersible … that really sort of indicates what is the worst-case scenario, which is a catastrophic failure and generally that’s an implosion,” marine scientist and rescue expert David Mearns said during an interview with Sky News.
“The only saving grace is that it would have been immediate — literally in milliseconds — and the men wouldn’t have known what was happening,” Mearns continued.
We all knew that these kind of projects were inevitable, especially due to the submersible’s connection with the Titanic. However, it would have been in good taste to wait and allow the family to have time to mourn and heal before ripping the wounds open afresh with something like this.
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