Film Studios Are Already Pouncing On Thai Boys’ Cave Rescue Story

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Evie Fordham Politics and Health Care Reporter
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A U.S. film studio is taking steps to bring the story of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in a cave to the big screen.

Arizona-based Pure Flix, which makes Christian movies and television shows, is already interviewing workers who assisted in the rescue of 13 people trapped in a northern Thailand cave for more than two weeks, reported Reuters.

Pure Flix co-founder Michael Scott was at the rescue site as some of the boys were pulled from the cave despite its flooded passageways, according to Pure Flix’s Twitter account(RELATED: US Embassy To US Citizens In UK: ‘Keep A Low Profile’ During Trump Visit)

“We’re here really looking at this as a movie that could inspire millions of people across the globe,” Scott said in a video that was posted on Tuesday. “We’re here witnessing the events, gathering some contacts and everything to tell a story about an international effort.”

Scott lives in Bangkok part-time because he is married to a Thailand native, reported the Daily Mail. His wife was childhood friends with Samarn Poonan, the Thai Navy SEAL diver who died trying to rescue the boys, he said in the video on Pure Flix’s Twitter.

Pure Flix’s biggest box office success was Christian film “God’s Not Dead,” which grossed over $60 million in 2014, according to Box Office Mojo. In order to start on a movie about the Thai cave rescue, Pure Flix will need permission from the coach, rescue divers and the families of the underage boys to depict them on-screen, reported Reuters.

The last of the Thai boys were brought out of the cave on Tuesday thanks to an international group of divers and are now being monitored in a hospital in the Thai city of Chiang Rai.

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