Hollywood producer eyes turning Thai cave rescue of soccer team into major film

Image from Thai Navy Seal
  • A Hollywood producer wants to turn the complex cave rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach into a movie
  • The producer went to the rescue operation site to gain exclusive rights to tell the story of the soccer team trapped in a cave
  • The 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped inside a cave for 10 days before they were found

A Hollywood movie producer traveled to Thailand to gain exclusive rights to tell the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a cave for two weeks.

As per a Sky News story dated July 12, 2018, the complex rescue operation was still underway when the Hollywood producer sprang into action.

Michael Scott, the managing partner of Pure Flix, an American production company known for its “God’s not Dead” series and other family-friendly movies, went to the rescue scene with co-producer Adam Smith to secure exclusive rights to tell the story of the trapped soccer team and the operation to extricate them from the flooded cave.

The film producer said the story of the boys and their coach would be made into a major Hollywood movie.

“I couldn’t be more excited. This story has meant so much to me as I have followed it in Thailand this summer. My wife actually grew up with the Thai Navy SEAL that died in the cave. To see all that heroic bravery in the cave, and to get all the divers out, it’s just such a touching event and so personal to me,” Scott said.

“We’re here really looking at this as a movie that could inspire millions of people across the globe. And we’re here witnessing the events, gathering some contacts and everything, to really tell a story about an international effort, the entire world coming together to save kids trapped in this Thai cave,” he added.

One of the rescued boys being stretchered out of the cave

Asked whether such project was very early at this point, Scott said they have to act fast because several big companies are coming in.

“There’s going to be other production companies coming in so we have to act pretty quickly,” he explained.