By Steve Hopkins
James Cameron is reportedly working on a series about the fatal Titan submersible.
The director is allegedly ready to create a drama series based on the journey that cost five lives.
According to The Sun, the director of the 1997 film about the Titanic sinking is reportedly in talks with a major streaming platform.
News of the production comes weeks after the disaster happened while the vessel attempted to explore the wreckage of the sunken ship.
Communications were lost with the Titan one hour and 45 minutes after it set off on June 18, sparking a race against time to find the 21-foot-long vessel that had just 96 hours of emergency oxygen and limited rations on board.
Days later the US Coast Guard announced that the vessel had suffered a “catastrophic implosion” while diving to see the wreckage and that everyone on board was dead: British billionaire Hamish Harding, 58, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, 61, French navy veteran Paul-Henri Nargeolet, 77, and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son Suleman, 19, who was “terrified” but went along as a Father’s Day gift.
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 the 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 has been suggested that Cameron is trying to line up big-name stars such as Matt Damon and Kumail Nanjiani for parts.