Recently reports of a movie based on the Sewol Ferry tragedy being in the works have been circulating. The movie was being crowdfunded with a premiere date set for April of 2018. A sudden announcement has indicated the movie will be put on halt.

According to reports, the crowdfunding project has been stopped on March 24th. An official statement has cited reasons for the halt being complications with the production progress and respect for the victims' families that are still in mourning.

There has been much contention regarding the film with many thinking it was inappropriate to create a film on the tragedy when the families were still mourning their losses.