During the highly controversial issues in recreating the tragic event of the ‘Sewol Ferry’ accident into a film, it appears the crowdfunding site ‘Keedari Funding’ has halted the project on March 24.

Originally, the movie is said to be slated for April 2018, four years after the tragedy. However, the crowdfunding site released an official statement saying they will be ceasing the crowdfunding project due to complications within the production process as well as on behalf of the victim’s families who are still in mourning.

Much controversy was met with the movie plans, as many thought it was improper since families were still in mourning and such a tragedy shouldn’t be made into a movie for any reasons.