11 July 2024

Hollywood film producers are wasting no time and have already started plotting a movie based on what is seen as one of the world’s most daring rescue operations that saw 13 young soccer players and their coach safely saved from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai.

According to an Australian news website, a US film crew arrived at the foothills of the Tham Luang mountain cave system even as the rescue operation was in progress last week.

News.com.au reported that two American producers are plotting a movie project about the Wild Boars youth soccer team and their coach in anticipation of global box office success.

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

Scott and co-producer Adam Smith have been conducting preliminary interviews around the Tham Luang cave site, and 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, Smith said: “There’s going to be other production companies coming in so we have to act pretty quickly.”