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.”