Netflix has promised to remove the real-life train crash scene from its hit movie Bird Box, which depicts a nuclear attack on London. The scene is actually real footage from the 2013 rail tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, which killed 47 people.
Soon after the release of Bird Box, Netflix issued an apology to the people of Lac-Mégantic for using the footage which was once uneditable. Following talks with the Lac-Mégantic Mayor Julie Morin and seeing a motion being passed in the Canadian House of Commons, a Netflix spokesperson told the BBC that the company was ”sorry for any pain caused to the Lac-Mégantic community.”
Netflix is reportedly removing the footage globally over the next few weeks, replacing it with outtakes from a TV series.