First, the Cave Rescue. Now Comes the Movie

US producers are already at the site in Thailand
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2018 1:40 PM CDT
The last four Thai Navy SEALs come out safely after completing the rescue mission.   (Royal Thai Navy via AP)
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(Newser) – 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.

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