MH370 update: No plane but someone wants to make a movie
The global effort to find the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 may still be ongoing but that isn't stopping a production company from attempting to make a movie out of the tragedy.
Indian production house Rupesh Paul Productions showed a trailer for the movie salted to be titled The Vanishing Act at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival hoping to attract financial backers for the project, reported British publication Metro on their website.
In an interview with US entertainment magazine Variety, the director of the movie Mr Rupesh Paul said he wanted to make the movie after a Malaysian journalist contacted him with a theory about how the plane went missing.
The Indian director, whose last film credit was Karmasutra 3D, said that the journalist has backed the movie financially and that at this point in time, prefers to remain anonymous.
The trailer was shot in six days onboard a parked Aerobus airplane in Bombay.
It features various shots of planes from Malaysian Airlines and then quick shots onboard a plane that was experiencing distress.
When asked if he felt that making a movie so soon after the tragedy was insensitive to the families involved he replied: "I will make sure no passengers will be hurt because of this."
While he revealed the estimated cost and number of actors needed to make the movie a reality - US$3.5 million (S$4.4 million) and 200 actors on a 35-day shoot - he would not reveal the ending to the movie.
All he would say was that it would not involve guns or aliens.
Source: Metro, Variety