Thai Cave Rescue Movie Already in the Works

The producers of Christian culture-war movie God's Not Dead have announced plans to make a movie about this week's rescue of kids from a cave in Thailand. Such an undertaking would be a departure for a company best known for producing low-budget stories about perceived persecution of Christians in America, but the story is definitely inspirational. Read on to find out what kind of spin Pure Flix Entertainment will put on the drama.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

The rescue of a boys soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand, a gripping news story that has received worldwide attention, will become a movie from Pure Flix Entertainment, the faith-based production outfit behind the God's Not Dead film franchise.

Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix, has been on the scene of the rescue for several days, as he lives in Thailand part-time.

"The bravery and heroism I've witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us," Scott told The Hollywood Reporter during a phone call from Thailand.

Scott said he will likely release the pic under Pure Flix's more mainstream banner called Pinnacle Peak, which is also releasing Little Women.

"It's not necessary to make this a Christian film, just an inspirational one," he said.

Scott said he has spoken to some of the 90 divers involved in the rescue mission and, via his Thai contacts, some of the family members of boys who were trapped in the cave, though not the boys themselves as they are still hospitalized.

The team's ordeal began June 23 when rising water trapped them inside a cave, and the last of the dozen boys and one coach were rescued on Tuesday.

The producer said he will be lining up screenwriters in the next few weeks and the film will be co-produced by Adam Smith of Kaos Entertainment. It will carry a budget of $30 million to $60 million, larger than most movies from Pure Flix and Pinnacle.

Scott shot five films in Thailand between 2008-2011, and he tentatively plans on shooting the cave movie in the country, as well.

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