The images of the Lac-Mégantic derailment will finally be erased from the movie “Bird Box”, La Presse canadienne has learned.
“Netflix and the filmmakers of” Bird Box “have decided to replace the sequence,” said a spokesman for the broadcast giant in a brief email.
“We are sorry for the grief caused to the Lac-Mégantic community,” he added.
The use of images of the railway tragedy that killed 47 lives on the night of July 6, 2013 shocked many.
Politicians have gone to the wall to express their indignation and demand the withdrawal of this feature film starring Sandra Bullock.
The Minister of Culture of Quebec, Nathalie Roy, wrote to the company last January to ask to erase them from production.
The American society did not accede to this request, only to apologize and promise to do better in the future.
Finally, some three months later, here she is again.
“We recognize that we should have acted more quickly,” said a source at the company, who declined to be named, in an interview to discuss the case more freely.
“For us, it’s an important lesson. It is a lesson of humility, “added the same source.