OceanGate Submersible Tragedy Being Turned Into Feature Film
Oceangate's Titan
(Screengrab, courtesy of CBS)

The OceanGate submersible tragedy, which resulted in the deaths of five people, is being turned into a feature film from MindRiot Entertainment after the group landed the rights to make the docuseries “Salvaged” about the incident.

“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 said.

“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,” he added.

“Truth is all that matters,” Keasey continued. “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.”

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 said 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 told 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 added.

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