The Vanishing Act is a Movie Based on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The Vanishing Act is a Movie Based on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The Vanishing Act is based on a Malaysian journalist's theory of what happened to the plane.

Well, that was fast. Indian director Rupesh Paul has posted a 90-second teaser to his upcoming Cannes Film Festival effort - The Vanishing Act: a movie based on the mysterious events surrounding Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The film is based on a theory presented to Paul by a Malaysian journalist, who insists on anonymity for now. You can check out the trailer to the right.

While Paul didn't reveal the nature of the theory, the presence of a gun in the teaser suggests that it will go down the hijacking path. He acknowledged that his film is partly a work of fiction, as there is still no hard evidence of what actually happened to the plane or its passengers.

Paul also stressed that he was trying his best to make sure the families of the victims would not be offended by his movie. "I will make sure no passengers will be hurt because of this," Paul said.

Paul shot the teaser trailer in six days in an Aerobus parked in Bombay, India. He estimates that the budget of his film will be about $3.5 million, with a 35-day shoot using more than 200 actors. The film's tentative release date is August, 2014.

"Everyone in the world, they want to know what happened," Paul said. "Personally if you ask me, I want the truth to come out."

Source: Variety

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That was fast. I mean hell, don't these things usually come out a whole year or two after the fact at the soonest?

Yes, the truth... that you just admitted was a work of fiction... classy.

Hijacking is a pretty reasonable theory and probably the more likely event. All the tracking equipment was manually disabled before it crashed so someone clearly didn't want to be found.

As far as the movie itself goes, it's pretty offensive to turn that tragedy into a piece of entertainment so soon after it happened. There's no way of actually knowing "the truth" so to put only one of many theories into cinema just seems backwards.

OK, no. Not cool. An exploitation movie made so soon just doesn't sit right with me. I can't see any families that wouldn't be put off by this.

Guess it's most profitable to cash in on the disaster while the bodies are still warm. If I'm mistaken, there's been a book or two published already.

i dont plan to support this in any way shape of form..

You know... I knew there would be a movie based on this particular airline, but at the time, I assumed it would come out after all (or, at least, most) of the factual evidence was released...

This all seems to be rubbing me the wrong, despite how careful this director is trying to handle a movie like this... (I blame the title, which sounds more like an unintentional joke to me somehow...)

Are you fucking ki-you know what, screw it.

This guy wants to make a movie about the disappearance of MH370 only 71 days after it happened, and before they have even found the plane, based on a theory that is exactly that, a theory.

Yeah, this can't be wrong, not at all.

CNN will certainly be on this movie in the next few days, if not already. They are just waiting for that final email to hint the ending so they can SPECULATE EVERYWHERE!

This is way too soon, and I don't usually particularly care about the "too soon" argument for most things.

I just can't understand how anyone would think this is a good idea. I always think that films which try to fill in the gaps in some kind of real world unsolved mystery like this are a bit misguided but to make this while they are still looking for wreckage? Very poor judgement to my mind.

If you wanted to report the "truth", wouldn't a documentary format be more appropriate? It'd probably be more informative and way less likely to offend anyone.

Either way, it's still way too soon.

Watch, right as it comes out we learn what happened and it's way off from what this movie thinks happened.

idarkphoenixi:
Hijacking is a pretty reasonable theory and probably the more likely event. All the tracking equipment was manually disabled before it crashed so someone clearly didn't want to be found.

As far as the movie itself goes, it's pretty offensive to turn that tragedy into a piece of entertainment so soon after it happened. There's no way of actually knowing "the truth" so to put only one of many theories into cinema just seems backwards.

Of all the theories that I've heard, 'fire' seems most plausible. http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/24/opinion/abend-explaining-flight-370/

No great conspiracy, just a simple mechanical failure.

Now imagine what happens if they finds the plane a week before the movie finished shooting and the truth is nothing like the movie.

What a scummy little turd.

He has to go with hijacking, anything else would make for a pretty boring movie.

I still think it was aliens.

Giving a new twist on the meaning of "cheap productions", are we ?

I am never going to watch this. It's been what, 3 months? Fuck off you greedy fuckin' bastards.

There's not much else that can be said than Fuck this guy. Seriously not only has this cunt made a fucking movie about 3 months after the damn thing happened. We still don't even know what the fuck happened. So we get a speculation film? Oh fucking great.

Too soon, Executus. And you can spin all the lovely PR talk about "truth" you want, truth is you're just cashing in on this, mister. Least be honest >.>

You know,a movie about the flight could be interesting. If you give it a few years and not Three Months.

Well I'm not surprised, these people have the gall to capitalize on this tragedy. Disgusting.

Opportunistic bastards. I hope this project crashes and burns. No pun indented.

"Personally, if you ask me, I want the truth to come out. So I'm going to make a film based on pure speculation and guesswork in order to cash in on this tragedy."

Stay classy, Mr. Paul. Stay classy.

Well, no harm in a baseless speculation, and might as well maximise your profit while the issue's still relevant.

Wow. Too soon doesn't begin to describe...

Personally, I wouldn't have minded if this movie was gonna take a more... responsible and classy analysis of what happened to the flight, or if they simply made a generic plane (or just generic scenario) and made it vaguely resemble the plane itself, but I have to admit that, like what everyone said, this seems a bit exploitative.

Though to be honest, we're not gonna watch it because it's disgusting. ... We're not gonna watch it because this movie is inevitably gonna suck.

And everyone at CNN proceeds to foam at the mouth and furiously hump their desks in anticipation of covering this 24/7, from now until the movie's release.

It's unbelievable how soon this is being made though. Didn't the plane go missing just this past March? I think "too soon" is a massive understatement.

So when is the part where we find out that this guy is basically an early Bond villain and made the movie ahead of time then hijacked the plane himself so that he could be the first to make a movie about it and make all the money?

I've got $10 on "and then at the end it's been hidden in the jungle and then used in a terror attack".

Too soon, too fucking soon, unless the guy says something like 100% of profits go to the families of the victims then he's just an asshat captialising on a tragedy.

 

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