James Cameron dismisses rumours of directing Titan sub film

The Titan subermisble was found in pieces at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Titan subermisble was found in pieces at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Photo credit: Reuters

The director of Titanic, James Cameron, has snapped back at rumours he is working on a film about the recent implosion of the OceanGate submersible, calling the claims "offensive".

It comes after The Sun published an article saying Cameron was in talks with a major streaming network to create a drama series on the Titanic submersible.

Last month, the US Coast Guard confirmed pieces of the submersible had been found on the ocean floor and concluded the five people on board were likely killed in an implosion after it went missing.

Cameron has made 33 dives himself to the Titanic wreck and has said he's spent more time on the ship than the captain did back in the day.

The Sun's report claimed an "insider" had told the UK tabloid Cameron was a "first choice for director".

"He told the story of the Titanic so compassionately it feels like a natural step for him to take this on," the "insider" reportedly told The Sun.

"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."

Cameron has snapped back at The Sun's claims, saying the rumours were false.

He said he doesn't "respond to offensive rumours in the media usually, but I need to now", he said.

"I'm not in talks about an OceanGate film, nor will I ever be."

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