Seriously, I do not know how I feel about this. It was only a day ago that all 12 young Thai soccer team and coach were saved from a Northern Thailand cave, with expert divers, volunteers, medical professionals and experts conducting this painstaking rescue, which takes hours to guide one person out of the cave safely. And even before all the boys and coach were safely rescued a crew of Hollywood producers arrived in Thailand plotting a potential film about the ordeal. In my opinion I feel this is too soon, because the boys and the coach have just been rescued after spending 18 days trapped in the cave. Don’t you think its slightly opportunistic to profit from this? But I guess there are no surprises there.

Anyways, the film production company is Pure Flix films and they spoke to Australian media outlet news.com.au about why they are there in Chang Rai scouting, plotting and looking at conducting interviews with the key players involved in the rescue. Here are a few excerpts of what they told news.com.au:

Pure Flix films managing partner Michael Scott told AAP in Chiang Rai, “I see this as a major Hollywood film with A-list stars”.

Mr Scott and co-producer Adam Smith have been conducting preliminary interviews around the Tham Luang cave site, where a final push is now underway to complete the rescue of the group of 13 who became trapped in the caves by rising flood waters more than two weeks ago.

Mr Scott and Mr Smith also plan to bring in a screenwriter and interview key players from the team of foreign rescuers and Thai Navy SEALS, the victims and their families and seek exclusive rights to their stories.

Asked if their actions might be seen as insensitive at such a delicate time, Mr Smith said: “There’s going to be other production companies coming in so we have to act pretty quickly.” So far, eight of the boys, aged 11 to 16 years, have successfully been brought to the surface by a daisy chain of divers who guided them through 4km of narrow, murky water-filled passages.

Mr Scott believes the cave rescue story, which will be centred around the two British divers who discovered the boys, is the perfect project for Pure Flix. “This just kind of fits our DNA in terms of a really inspirational story,” he said during an interview conducted late Monday.

“It’s got incredible heart, incredible acts of heroism and bravery. It’s just an incredible thing and we think it will inspire millions around the world.”

So where I think it is too early, the next question is if the film is made will it get whitewashed and will Scar Jo play the coach considering she as a white woman has taken roles which is meant for minorities. Here is a poster I saw on 18 million rising’s Instagram page. The poster shows us what the film would look like when it gets white washed and if Sacr Jo plays the lead role. The poster is signed by @dkmikeypop, so I guess this is his art work!~

Images via News.com.au

To read the original article, please click on: Thailand cave movie: Hollywood producers already on the scene


  1. On the other hand it might be worth it just to have a movie called “Thai Navy Seals” 🙂