Hollywood Dives Into OceanGate Titan Submersible Tragedy With Movie Plans

The OceanGate Titan Submersible tragedy is being turned into a movie.

The movie, currently titled Salvaged, will come from MindRiot Entertainment’s Justin MacGregor and Jonathan Keasey. MacGregor and Keasey will serve as co-writers. E. Brian Dobbins (The Blackening, Black-ish) will produce.

The movie, based on the OceanGate Titan Submersible tragedy, will be a fiction project and will cover periods before, during and after the five-day tragedy.


“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,” said Keasey (via Deadline).

“Truth is all that matters. 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.”

In June, the Titan Submersible set off on a journey to tour the wreckage of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. After losing contact with the surface, the US Coast Guard found that the Titan experienced a “catastrophic implosion” on the way down, killing all five passengers on board.