A film based on the Thai cave rescue is already on the cards. Yes, already. Pure Flix Entertainment, the people behind the faith-based film God’s Not Dead are planning to bring a movie based on the stunning rescue of 12 soccer players and their coach from an underground cave system in Thailand. The last of the boys were pulled from the cave by an expert team of divers less than 24 hours ago.
Michael Scott, CEO of Pure Flix told The Hollywood Reporter: “The bravery and heroism I’ve witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us.”
Scott has reportedly already spoken to some of the families of the boys involved.
“It’s not necessary to make this a Christian film, just an inspirational one,” he also said to the trade.
The young soccer players and their coach went missing back on 23rd June but were found, stuck in a maze of caves underground. With all of the boys unable to swim, experts were pulled in from all over the globe to assist with heir rescue. One diver was tragically killed in the efforts to bring them out.
“This isn’t just about a movie, it’s about honoring everybody involved, including the soldier who died,” Scott also said.
Thefilm is set to have a budget between $30 million and $60 million and will reportedly be released through Pure Flix’s mainstream company Pinnacle Peak.
More as we get it.