Thai cave rescue to be adopted into film by US producers




The rescue of the 12-member Wild Boars youth soccer team along with their 25-year-old coach will be adapted into a film.

After being trapped for nearly two weeks in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave due to heavy rains, the boys and their coach were rescued by British divers.

The ordeal that kept the thousands of people at the edge of their seats will become a movie from Pure Flix Entertainment, the faith-based production outfit behind the ‘God’s Not Dead’ film franchise.

Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix, has been on the scene of the rescue for several days.

“The bravery and heroism I’ve witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us,” Scott told The Hollywood Reporter during a phone call from Thailand.

Scott said he will likely release the movie under Pure Flix’s more mainstream banner called Pinnacle Peak.

“It’s not necessary to make this a Christian film, just an inspirational one,” he said.

Scott said he has spoken to some of the divers involved in the rescue mission and some of the family members of boys who were trapped in the cave, though not the boys themselves as they are still hospitalized.


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