James Cameron denies ‘offensive’ links to Titanic implosion sub movie

Titanic director has visited the wreck of the famed line in the North Atlantic 33 times

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Saturday 15 July 2023 19:49 BST
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James Cameron says he knew Titan submersible exploded on Monday

James Cameron has denied “offensive rumours” that linked him to a film about the fatal implosion of the OceanGate Titanic submersible that killed five people aboard.

The famed Hollywood director, who helmed the Oscar-winning Titanic movie in 1997, strongly denied any involvement with a movie on the disaster which gripped people around the world.

“I don’t respond to offensive rumours in the media usually, but I need to now,” he tweeted on Saturday. “I’m NOT in talks about an OceanGate film, nor will I ever be.”

James Cameron denies he is making a movie on Titanic sub disaster

Cameron, 68, has visited the wreck of the Titanic in the North Atlantic 33 times and has been outspoken about the loss of the OceanGate sub.

It lost contact with its mother ship an hour and 45 minutes into its two-hour descent to the ocean floor, sparking a massive search and rescue operation.

After four days of searching, the US Coast Guard revealed that a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) had located pieces of debris from the Titan on the seabed 1,600ft (about 500m) from the bow of the Titanic wreck.

British adventurer Hamish Harding and father and son Shahzada and Suleman Dawood were killed on board the deep-sea vessel, alongside OceanGate Expeditions CEO chief Stockton Rush and French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet.

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