Thai Cave Rescue to become subject of two Hollywood ventures

In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, Thai rescue team members walk inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. The local governor in charge of the mission to rescue them said Saturday that cooperating weather and falling water levels over the last few days had created appropriate conditions for evacuation, but that they won't last if it rains again. (Royal Thai Navy via AP)

The Thai Cave Rescue is now believed to possibly be the subject of not one, but two Hollywood big screen adaptations. Two competing movie-makers are reportedly seeking screen-rights to the dramatic mission.

Pure Flix Entertainment had announced that they are seeking the movie rights for the Thai Cave Rescue operation, following which ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ and ‘Step Up 3D’ director Jon M Chu tweeted against the whitewashing of the ‘beautiful story’.

“I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story! No way. Not on our watch. That won’t happen or we’ll give them hell. There is a beautiful story abt human beings saving other human beings. So anyone thinking abt the story better approach it right & respectfully,” he posted.

According to the Hollywood magazine Variety, Ivanhoe Pictures and Jon M Chu are also considering to team up for the movie. Ivanhoe and Chu recently collaborated for the upcoming rom-com ‘Crazy Rich Asians’.

The rescue was carried out in the Tham Luang cave when a young football team was trapped four km inside the cave and the exit routes were flooded. The boys are currently undergoing treatment in a hospital.


(Featured Image – The Indian Express)

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