Thai cave rescue inspires 2 Hollywood movies
For over 2 weeks after 12 boys from a Thailand soccer team and their coach got stuck in a flooded cave, the world held its breath, hoping for a happy ending to the devastating turn of events.
The boys along with their coach were eventually rescued and the novelty of the incredible incident is one that Hollywood wants to put to good use.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pure Flix Entertainment, a faith-based production company that produced the movie God’s Not Dead has indicated plans to make the movie. CEO of the company, Michael Scott, was reportedly on the scene for days and living in Thailand part-time.
“The bravery and heroism I’ve witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us,” he said.
Director Jon M. Chu of Crazy Rich Asians is another person who has revealed plans to make the story into a movie according to Huffington Post and Vanity Fair.
He’s reportedly working with Ivanhoe Pictures, in cooperation with the Thai Navy and government.
What do you think of this? An inspired, genius move by both producers or nay?