Trailer Released For 'Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer' Movie


The family of Reeva Steenkamp have issued a public statement expressing their anger after a teaser for the Oscar Pistorius biopic was released.

Oscar's brother, Carl Pistorius, he had not yet seen the trailer. "Oscar was subjected to in-depth assessments and ongoing tests nearly daily for a month long; at no stage was Oscar found to have the mind of a killer", said Carl.

In a statement, the Pistorius family said neither it nor the Steenkamps were consulted about the film, "Blade Runner Killer", which is set to premiere on the Lifetime network in the U.S. on November 11.

Actor Andreas Damm will play the role of the double amputee, while Toni Garrn will play the role of his murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

In some of the scenes, a woman can be heard telling Steenkamp that Pistorius was "smothering" her and that he was acting like an "insane" person, an implication the Pistorius family has disputed, saying he was never found to have the mind of a killer.

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The statement suggests the movie-which has not yet been released-portrays the prosecution's argument rather than a complete version of what happened.

In November, Pistorius moved to a new jail in South Africa after demanding one with better bath tubs.The 29-year-old quit Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria for nearby Atteridgeville Correctional Centre as it has better facilities for disabled prisoners.

She was dead after going to the bathroom and the prosecution claimed it was murder but Pistorius claimed he mistook her for a burglar and opened fire in self defence. Pistorius says the film is a "gross distortion of the findings of the court" and was not a "true reflection" of events.

In a statement released to the media‚ the Steenkamp family slammed reports that they had given their stamp of approval. "We will be taking legal action", they said. The state believes the sentence is too lenient and will push for a longer punishment.