Producers already touched down in Thailand to research a potential movie about 12 boys who were rescued from Tham Luang cave on Tuesday. Some people wondered if casting would accurately represent the people behind the rescue. [Twitter]
Pure Flix Entertainment will adapt the harrowing story of a boys soccer team trapped in a cave for the big screen.
The rescue of a boys soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand, a gripping news story that has received worldwide attention, will become a movie from Pure Flix Entertainment, the faith-based production outfit behind the God's Not Dead film franchise.
The producer said he will be lining up screenwriters in the next few weeks and the film will be co-produced by Adam Smith of Kaos Entertainment. It will carry a budget of $30 million to $60 million, larger than most movies from Pure Flix and Pinnacle. Scott shot five films in Thailand between 2008-2011, and he tentatively plans on shooting the cave movie in the country, as well.
"This was truly a team effort involving Brits, Aussies, Americans and Thais, and the divers told us incredibly stories," Scott said. "They had less than five meters' visibility, fought harsh currents and used a buddy system of two divers for each boy rescued. It was a monumental effort."
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Hopefully with an all Asian cast. We’ll see.— Sebastian Arteaga (@Seebass__12) July 10, 2018
Hollywood directors already thinking about how to make a movie about the Thai Soccer team who was stuck in the cave. pic.twitter.com/vGnDsu0b7F— Codi (@CCodiBoston) July 10, 2018
I can’t wait to see the Oscar winning movie about the Thai Soccer team stuck in the cave that will inevitably be about an all white lacrosse team that gets stuck in a cave in Cabo staring Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, Tilda Swinton and a Thai person with a one line walk on role— Dewayne “Not Dwayne” Perkins (@DewaynePerkins) July 11, 2018