KATE AND Gerry McCann have denied that they are considering selling the rights to make a film about the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine.
Reports in some British newspapers this week said Kate and Gerry McCann were considering a proposal from the film company IMG because they are worried about the money in the Madeleine fund running out before they find their daughter.
Gerry McCann, however, said on Wednesday that the couple are not selling the rights for a film to be made about Madeleine’s disappearance.
“We can categorically deny that we are considering a movie about Madeleine’s disappearance. This is simply untrue,” wrote Gerry on his online diary, adding: “We are approached by a huge number of media outlets regarding a myriad of projects, only a tiny proportion of which we agree to. Each proposal is considered on whether it is likely to have a positive effect, either directly or indirectly on the search for Madeleine.”
The McCann’s spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, confirmed that a preliminary discussion took place with IMG and a representative of the McCanns. This was also confirmed by Gerry on his online diary.
“The production company IMG, who made the documentary Touching the Void, contacted Kate and Gerry. They sent them a copy of the film so that they can see their idea for this project,” said Clarence Mitchell.
On January 4, Gerry and Kate McCann and Robert Murat found out that they will remain arguidos as the Public Prosecutor of Portimão Court announced that the case will remain under Portugal’s secrecy of justice law.
Police chief Paulo Rebelo asked Public Prosecutor Pedro Frias to extend the suspects’ arguido status because detectives believe Kate and Gerry accidentally killed their daughter.
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