Alister Grierson revealed he is in the early stages of production for his action/adventure film Deep Water, which follows the fates of passengers who survive a plane crash.
“The similarities and timing is interesting and I can see why anecdotally the two things link up, it’s a tricky thing,” he said.
He went on to say however, that the film’s plotline is more elaborate.
“Deep Water is about an accident that happens on an airplane which goes down in the ocean, and the survivors trying to stay alive afterwards.
“It’s more complicated than that as there’s villains and sharks, but it’s a fun action/adventure with thrills and spills and scares,” he added.
“‘Nobody knows what has happened with the Malaysian airplane. We’re yet to find out whether it will be revealed as a malfunction or even found.”‘
“The floods came through and destroyed whole areas, with people losing their lives,’ he said.
“We had this weird situation where we were about to release a film where there’s flooding and people drown. It was strange territory.”
Pre-production on Deep Water began at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland weeks before the disappearance of Flight MH370.
Grierson said Deep Water will be a co-production with China and is expected to be released in two years. Do you think this was purposely released to gain exposure from an ongoing current event, or just bad timing all around from the production teams?