A Thai Cave Rescue Movie Is in the Works From the God’s Not Dead Producers
As was inevitable, the story of the rescue of 12 boys on a youth soccer team in Thailand from a cave is becoming a movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of the faith-based production company Pure Flix, has plans to turn the story of the rescue into a film. Scott lives in Thailand part-time, and told THR that he had spoken to some of the divers and family members of the boys involved in the rescue, though not to the boys themselves, as they are still hospitalized. Scott had previously produced the God’s Not Dead films, though “[i]t’s not necessary to make this a Christian film, just an inspirational one.”
Scott was in Thailand, at the foothills of the Tham Luang mountain cave system near the Myanmar border where the boys were trapped, on Tuesday conducting interviews. He told the AAP newswire in Chiang Rai, “I see this as a major Hollywood film with A-list stars,” according to Australian outlet News.com.
For the last week, the world has been rapt as rescuers have attempted to pull the 12 boys and their coach from the cave, which had flooded due to monsoon rains that sealed them in.
Rescuers finally freed all 12 boys, with ages ranging 11 to 16, and their coach on Tuesday.
The team had been missing for a week, and when rescuers found them it was originally believed that they would have to stay in the caves until the end of monsoon season, which would last for several more months.
The rescue operation involved guiding the boys through a partially flooded cave system. Some sections of the cave required climbing equipment, and one that was flooded by stormwater was so narrow that the divers needed to remove their oxygen tanks in order to get through.
It’s a story packaged and ready for a big screen Hollywood adaptation.
Discovery has already has ordered a one-hour documentary special on the daring rescue titled “Operation Thai Cave Rescue,” which will debut Friday on Discovery Channel and air Saturday on Science Channel.
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