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Hollywood to make movie on Thailand cave rescue ops

By Chennabasaveshwar

Mae Sai, July 12: Hollywood filmmakers are planning a movie on daring rescue operations of 12 boys and their coach from flooded cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. The US film crew already arrived at the foothills of the Tham Luang mountain cave system in Chiang Rai province on the third of the rescue operations.

"I see this as a major Hollywood film with A-list stars" Pure Flix films managing partner Michael Scott was quoted as saying by news.com.au reports.

Mr Scott and co-producer Adam Smith were seen conducting preliminary interviews around the Tham Luang cave site. Also, they are planning to bring in a screenwriter and interview key players from the team of foreign rescuers and Thai Navy SEALS, the victims and their families and seek exclusive rights to their stories.

The football team named Wild Boars entered the complex cave system after they had entered it on June 23 for the purpose of exploration but got stranded after sudden flooding caused by heavy rain blocked the exit. They were located by some British divers on July 3 and were trapped inside for over two weeks now.

One Navy SEAL has already died trying to save the team trapped in a dark, flooded chamber.

Rescued boys

Rescued boys

In this image made from video, released by the Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau, three of the 12 boys are seen recovering in their hospital beds after being rescued along with their coach from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. AP/PTI

Royal Thai Navy

Royal Thai Navy

In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 show the last four Thai Navy SEALs come out safely after completing the rescued mission inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. Thailand's navy SEALs say all 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in far northern Thailand, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks. AP/PTI

Peoples celebrate

Peoples celebrate

Peoples celebrate after evacuation in Chiang Rai as divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Thai Navy SEALs rescued all 12 boys and their coach were rescued from the cave, ending an ordeal that lasted more than 2 weeks. AP/PTI

Evacuation drill

Evacuation drill

Thai soldiers hold an evacuation drill near the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Saturday, June 30, 2018. AP/PTI


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