While nine out of 13 people have been removed from the safe haven, Hollywood producers are on the scene ready to film the rescue of members of the teenage gang trapped in cave.
Someone once said the rescue of 12 boys in the team and their coach in the flooded cave in Thailand someday will become a movie to life. But for Hollywood filmmakers, time is not wasted and “someday” means now. When they heard that the children were still alive and the authorities were doing everything they could to get people out, two Hollywood filmmakers were in the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province, Thailand from the 10th. / 7.
After nine days of searching, the rescue team found 13 members of the “Forest Pigs” on a high ground in the cave . The process of bringing the children out of the cave encountered many difficulties as many parts of the cave was submerged, but until July 10, nine people were rescued successfully. They are currently being treated at a nearby hospital. The third rescue was taking place in heavy rain to bring in 25-year-old Ekkapol “Aek” Chantawong and three boys aged 11-16.
Portrait of the team members “Wild Pig”
Michael Scott and Adam Smith from Pure Flix were the first Hollywood producers to be on the scene to gather information for the project to rescue the screen. They are actively interviewing participants around the Tham Luang cave area, rebuilding the panorama of what has happened over the past two weeks. Aside from that, the two filmmakers are also rapidly seeking exclusive rights to their stories “before other film companies come.”
Producer Michael Scott
Asked about concerns about this sensitive time, Scott, as a Thai husband and has lived in Thailand for three years, said that they did not put pressure on the interviewees: “I tell them that when it’s all over, sit down and tell what’s really going on.”
The Federal Police and the Australian Defense Force are talking to Thai divers
Pure Flix is an independent company based in Scottsdale, Arizona and Los Angeles specializing in making Christian films. To date, their most successful film is God’s not Dead (2014) with $ 70 million in revenue of $ 2 million.
The film “God’s not Dead” also serves a small audience in the United States
Most likely with Scott’s perspective, the film will focus on praising two British divers – the first to find a teenager. He said that as soon as he found the script, the film will begin shooting, expected by the end of 2019.
The rescue is still going on urgently to bring the team members out
Contrary to the producers’ cheerfulness, experienced people are skeptical about the success of the project. Anmar Mirza, coordinator of the National Cave Rescue Mission, said it would be difficult to reproduce this story on screen. “You can not do a horror movie like this, I’ve been working in caves for 30 years, and I’ve never thought of such a complicated rescue.”