The desire to make a film based on the rescue operation said the director Jon M. Chu.
American director John M. Chu, best known as the director of the picture “Now You See Me 2”, expressed the desire to make a film based on the story of saving children from a flooded cave in Thailand. As Variety writes, the tape will be produced together with the studio Ivanhoe Pictures.
Chu is in talks with the Thai authorities and several other film companies interested in 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.”–the director wrote in his tweet. Details of the project are not yet reported.
A day earlier, plans to shoot a film based on a rescue operation were announced in the Pure Flix studio, which produces paintings with religious overtones. The head of the company Michael Scott noted that the project is ready to spend from $30 to $60 million.
The story, which could become the basis for the future of the film, unfolded over the past few weeks. In late June, in Thailand began the rainy season, and 12 players from the local football team, along with the coach, were blocked in one of the flooded caves. Evacuation of children was possible only on July 10. The operation to save them was monitored by the largest media around the world.