Two production companies are competing to turn the extraordinary incident into a movie. Even before the rescue, US studio Pure Flix Entertainment announced that its producers were already interviewing rescue workers.
The other movie will be by Jon Chu, director of “Now You See Me 2” and Ivanhoe Pictures who have previously worked together in “Crazy Rich Asians”.
When John Chu learned that Pure Flix Entertainment is seeking movie rights he announced his efforts with a tweet.
He said, “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 is a beautiful story abt human beings saving other human beings. So anyone thinking abt the story better approach it right & respectfully.”
The rescue operation took 11 hours to bring out four people on the first day. Another four boys were rescued the next day in 9 hours. Further three boys were rescued the following day.
The footballers were between 11 and 16 years old and are members of the Wild Boars soccer team, were found by the British divers inside the Tham Luang cave.