Hobbit Director, Peter Jackson Joins Malaysia Airlines Search Efforts

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Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 search: An object floats in the Indian Ocean. (Photo Reuters)
Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 search: An object floats in the Indian Ocean. (Photo Reuters) Reuters

According to Hollywood Reporter, the Hobbit director Peter Jackson joins the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, by lending his private jet in the roster of jets looking for estranged plane. The jet is currently being put into good use. The Gulfstream G650 is currently on charter searching for MH370 near Australia.

According to Jackson's spokesperson, Peter Jackson is not doing this out of attention. Peter Jackson is so shy he does not want to receive publicity for this act. He does not want to talk about it, let alone divulge the compensation or tradeoff he received for the use of his jet.

According to the spokesperson of Peter Jackson, one more reason the director does not want details to be publicized is that he is not the only person doing this kind act. "A lot of civilian and military aircraft are involved in the search, and it's kind of disappointing that because one is owned by a celebrity it becomes a matter of news when there are [over] 200 people missing."

All help given to this endeavor is naturally appreciated. Flight MH370 has been missing since March 8 with 239 people on board. To hasten the search, more people and more resources are needed. Recent search activity for the flight has focused on the areas surrounding Australia, after satellite footage showed possible wreckage and debris from the plane in this area.

Maybe Peter Jackson can be one of the directors if a movie project of Malaysian Airline come into fruition, which according to the Hollywood Reporter, is also a huge possibility. "It's a shocking tragedy, but even so, I guarantee there are 50 different people working on 50 different projects that are either inspired by it or based directly on it right now," says J.C. Spink, who executive produced the 2005 airline thriller Red Eye.

According to Spink, the mystery surrounding the flight's disappearance makes it a viable movie project. It's a sad tragedy and Hollywood is not going to broach the subject any time soon, but it's undeniably a possibility.

"Clearly something more happened on that flight than we'll ever know," Spink shares. "And that's a great jumping-off point."

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