Hollywood to the rescue: James Cameron offers help in Gulf oil spill crisis Graham Land Jun 6th, 2010 Climate Change, Nature 2 Comments Tweet photo by APTOPIX (sam_churchill; Flickr Creative Commons) First it was actor Kevin Costner and his oil separation machines, now it’s Hollywood heavyweight James Cameron – director of Avatar, Titanic and the Terminator and Alien film series – who has offered to join in the quest for solutions to the Deepwater oil well leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Cameron, an avid submariner, owns a considerable amount of deep-sea equipment and has become a bit of an expert in deep-sea filming and technology by virtue of his work on Titanic, The Abyss and several documentary films. From Andrew C. Revkin’s Dot Earth blog in the New York Times: I did six subsequent deep-ocean expeditions, spent nine months at sea and participated in 55 deep submarine dives. I’ve owned and operated my own submarines and pretty much know everybody in the deep-ocean world outside of the oil business. We are right at the cutting edge on this. –James Cameron Cameron has assembled a team of independent experts, who met Tuesday for a brainstorming session regarding the spill. BP subsequently rejected Cameron’s offer of help. The Canadian director was quoted referring to BP as ‘morons’ for how they were handling the oil well leak in the Gulf, but claims his statements were taken out of context. by Graham Land Additional resources: Guardian – James Cameron: Can the king of the world save us all? The Atlantic – Titanic Errors SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Please check your e-mail inbox. Given email address is already subscribed, thank you! Please provide a valid email address. Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.