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Deep Water director insists drama following the fate of Beijing-bound flight that crashes into sea will go ahead

An Australian drama about a plane which crashes on its way to China is to move forward despite unfortunate similarities with missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Alister Grierson's film Deep Water will centre on the fate of a group of passengers who survive when their plane goes down during a flight to Beijing. The film-maker, whose 3D cave diving disaster movie Sanctum is one of the highest-grossing Australian films of all time, admitted the plot of his film tallied in some ways with real-life events.

"The similarities and timing is interesting and I can see why anecdotally the two things link up. It's a tricky thing," he told Mail Online. "But in simple terms, Deep Water is about an accident that happens on an aeroplane which goes down in the ocean, »

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