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The Thai Soccer Team Cave Rescue Will Be the Subject of Two New Movies!

The Thai Soccer Team Cave Rescue Will Be the Subject of Two New Movies!

Just days after the successful mission to rescue the young Thailand Wild Boars soccer team players and their coach from a cave in Northern Thailand, two movies have already been announced based on their story.

Now You See Me 2 director Jon M. Chu announced that he will be partnering with Ivanhoe Pictures to make a movie about the rescue, according to Variety. The news follows the announcement from Pure Flix Entertainment that they too were seeking the rights to make a movie about the mission.

Jon is reportedly already talking to Thai senior officials about the project.

“I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story! No way. Not on our watch. That won’t happen or we’ll give them hell. There’s a beautiful story abt human beings saving other human beings. So anyone thinking abt the story better approach it right & respectfully,” he tweeted on Wednesday (July 11).

One day before (July 10), faith-based company Pure Flix Entertainment announced they would be adapting the story.

“The bravery and heroism I’ve witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us,” said CEO and co-founder Michael Scott, who lives in Thailand part-time and was on the scene of the rescue.

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  • tom

    As long as white actors play them I’ll watch.