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Film on MH370 at Cannes Film Fest


Date Posted: 19 May 2014


Indian film maker Rupesh Paul is working on a film based on missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

19 May – The director of erotic movie "Kamasutra 3D", Indian film maker Rupesh Paul, is working on a film based on missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Titled "The Vanishing Act", the film is currently being promoted at the Cannes Film Festival and is set for worldwide release this September.

As reported by the Associated Press, a representative of the film had clarified that the only similarities of the tragedy and the movie is that there is a missing plane involved.

However the Hollywood Reporter had also run an Ad for the film showing a plane amongst clouds with the tagline "The untold story of the missing Malaysian plane."

Encompassing a multi-ethnic cast, the movie will be shot in India and the United States.

Despite the negative feedback the movie has been receiving online, the filmmaker says that there has been a lot of interest from Asian markets and even several production companies from China and Malaysia.

"We have interest from Malaysian and Chinese companies for co-productions," said Paul. "The Malaysian company approached me, I didn't approach them."

The 90-second trailer for "The Vanishing Act".

A 90-second trailer for the film was released just a few days ago at Cannes in hopes of gaining financiers.

Another film related to MH370, is an upcoming Australian disaster film called "Deep Water" which has been temporarily shelved due to its plot that's coincidently too similar to the real-life tragedy.

At its pre-production stage, "Deep Water" is described as a story about survivors of a plane crash lost at sea whom were on the way to Beijing from Australia.

"We thought it wasn't the right time to make a film about a plane crash right now. We have decided it is best to pull back on production of the film for a few months," said managing director of Arclight Films, Gary Hamilton who admitted the movie has many similarities to the Malaysian Airlines crash in the southern Indian ocean which had lost 239 passengers and crew.

The film was a planned sequel to the shark horror film, "Bait 3D" which was released in September 2012 and is scheduled to be released in two years' time.

To date, search efforts for the missing Boeing 777 plane, which disappeared March 8 with 239 people onboard are still ongoing.

 

Writer: Naseem Randhawa




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