Titanic submarine: James Cameron 'approached to direct series about Titan sub disaster'

20:36, Friday, 14 July, 2023
Titanic submarine: James Cameron 'approached to direct series about Titan sub disaster'

James Cameron is said to be ready to create a drama series based on the doomed journey of the Titan sub to the Titanic wreckage.

The director of the 1997 iconic film about the Titanic is reportedly in talks with a major streaming platform about the production just weeks after the disaster happened.

All five passengers on board the small submersible lost their lives after their journey went catastrophically wrong. It's thought t he vessel imploded "in under a second" while attempted to dive to the bottom of the ocean.

And now Cameron is allegedly set to try to bring the disaster to the small screen.

A source told The Sun : "The Titan disaster is already being looked at as a major series for one of the world’s biggest streamers — and James is first choice for director. It is a subject close to his heart.

"He told the story of the Titanic so compassionately it feels like a natural step for him to take this on. Retracing the steps of those on board the Titan is a massive undertaking but there would be a lot of time, money and resources dedicated to it."

     It's thought that Cameron is trying to line up big-name stars such as Matt Damon and Kumail Nanjiana for a role in the potential series.

Cameron, who is an expert on deep-sea exploration, was vocal about the Titan mission when the search and rescue team was frantically looking for the at-the-time missing vessel. Following the announcement that debris had been found of Titan, Cameron told BBC the Coast Guard search "felt like a prolonged and nightmarish charade where people are running around talking about banging noises and talking about oxygen and all this other stuff".

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