If you found yourself thinking that the daring rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave would make a terrific movie, the sentiment might be closer to reality than you think. Two US producers already are at the site, reports news.com.au. “I see this as a major Hollywood film with A-list stars," says Michael Scott of Pure Flix films, which is based in Arizona and Los Angeles. Scott, who is married to a Thai woman, and co-producer Adam Smith have been conducting as many interviews as they can and plan to bring in a screenwriter ASAP. It's a safe bet bigger studios won't be far behind.
- Niche movies: Pure Flix specializes in inspirational films, notes USA Today, with the biggest one so far called God's Not Dead (2014), which grossed $70 million. Another connection for Scott: His wife went to school with the Thai Navy SEAL diver who died in the rescue effort.