Sunday December 10th, 2023
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Malaysian Airlines: The Movie

Controversy at Cannes Film Festival as one ambitious yet insensitive director presents a film project theorising about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370...

Staff Writer

Cannes Film Festival is currently underway and as always there is a lot of buzz surrounding a particular film. Those following the festival might think we are talking about the latest Cronenberg mind-fuck, but alas, the film creating all the buzz at Cannes Film Festival hasn't even been made yet. The project in question is entitled The Vanishing Act, a film based on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. The man behind this shameless idea is director Rupesh Paul, who is pitching the idea at festival looking financer. On Saturday, the director presented a poster and a brief trailer, promising to tell "the untold story of the vanished Malaysian flight," if the project is financed.

The director explains his dream of creating the film, after a Malaysian journalist, who currently wishes to remain anonymous, presented him with a theory about what happened. Inspired by the theory, Paul spent sixed days on a Aerobus parked in Bombay, filming panic stricken actors pretending to recreate a situation that still remains unknown, but that is not stopping this inconsiderate money driven opportunist.

The trailer was met with skepticism, as the director tells Variety that "people ask me one thing. If you’re saying a theory and suddenly the flight is found and it’s totally the opposite, your investment will be wasted. We will be fools. That’s the biggest challenge I’m facing."

Paul, who directed Kamasutra 3D, revealed that the ending of his script doesn’t involve guns or aliens and promises that he "will make sure no passengers will be hurt because of this."

Clearly this man doesn't give a shit about the passengers or their families, otherwise he would realise that it is way too soon to make a film about an event that is yet to bring closure to grieving relatives. Presenting an unfounded theory will not bring closure, but instead will prolong the pain and fuel anger. Don't be surprised if this tasteless director, ends up giving the lead role to a CGI Paul Walker and have a soundtrack by none other than Michael Jackson.