One day after the 12 Thai boys and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave, it’s been revealed the miraculous incident will be made into an “inspirational” film!
Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix, lives in Thailand and has been at the scene for several days, taking notes for the upcoming movie.
“The bravery and heroism I’ve witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us,” Scott told The Hollywood Reporter.
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As RadarOnline.com readers know, the 12 Thai soccer teens were exploring a remote cave with their 25-year-old coach on June 23 when suddenly heavy rains began to fall, trapping them inside. Family members quickly alerted authorities of their disappearance after they didn’t return home in a few days. Volunteer divers then found them inside the cave and launched a rescue mission which lasted about two weeks and included divers, engineers, police officers, etc.
The boys are now safe in the hospital, receiving treatment after living through such harsh conditions.
Scott told THR that he’s already spoken to several of the 90 volunteer divers, as well as various of the boys’ family members.
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“This isn’t just about a movie, it’s about honoring everybody involved, including the soldier who died,” he added, explaining that Sgt. Saman Kunan, the volunteer diver that died in the mission was actually his wife’s friend.
“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.”
The film will be made by the save production team that released God’s Not Dead and Little Women. It will carry a budget of $30 million to $60 million and will be filmed in Thailand.
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