It hasn’t even been 24 hours since rescuers pulled the last boy of the trapped Wild Boars junior soccer team from Thailand’s Tham Luang Cave — but there’s already talk of immortalizing their incredible survival and rescue story on the silver screen.
Pure Flix Entertainment, an Arizona-based Christian film studio, said it’s seeking the movie rights to the harrowing mission to rescue the soccer team and their 25-year-old coach from the flooded cave.
“The bravery and heroism I’ve witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us,” Pure Flix co-founder and CEO Michael Scott, who is partly based in Thailand, told the Hollywood Reporter of the studio’s intentions.
No one will likely be surprised by the studio’s swift interest. Social media has been abuzz for days with chatter about the inevitable “Thailand Cave Rescue: The Movie.”
The movie adaptation of the Thai soccer team cave saga will star Tom Hanks as the coach and it will be fantastic
— Sam Stein (@samstein) July 10, 2018
I gotta start working out so I can play one of the Thai navy seals when they make a movie about the cave boys.
— Timothy DeLaGhetto (@TimothyDeLaG) July 10, 2018
I don’t care who directs it, stars in it, scores it, produces it, or key grips it… I’m 100%…