Movie Producers Arrive In Thailand For Movie About Soccer Team Trapped In Cave
Hollywood has made their way to Thailand in an effort to create a movie based on the events of the twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave. At the time of writing, eight boys aged between 11 and 16 have been rescued, leaving four boys and the 25-year-old coach awaiting rescue.
Michael Scott and Adam Smith from Pure Flix films, which is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, are planning a movie about the Wild Boars soccer team and the coach, and predict that it will be a global success; “I see this as a major Hollywood film with A-list stars,” Scott said. Scott and Smith are currently in Thailand conducting preliminary interviews around the Tham Luang cave.
Scott and Smith are planning on bringing in a screenwriter to help create the narrative, along with interviewing many of the people playing key roles in rescuing the soccer team. Four boys and the soccer coach currently remain trapped inside the cave, with the eight other boys being brought to the surface by a daisy chain of divers guiding them through almost 4 kilometers of narrow passageways.
A journey for a diver takes approximately eleven hours to reach the section of the cave where the soccer team is stranded and back, and divers are attempting to rescue the remaining boys later today. While the rescue operation is being spearheaded by Thai authorities, plenty of people have come from all around the world to help.
Scott spends a quarter of the year in Thailand as his wife is Thai, and said “There’s going to be other production companies coming in so we have to act pretty quickly. I’ve told them once this has died down let’s really sit down and have a more in-depth interview on what’s really happening.”
Scott has said that the movie will be centered around the two British divers who first discovered where the soccer team was trapped, and will be the perfect project for Pure Flix. “This just kind of fit our DNA in terms of a really inspirational story. 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,” Scott said.