Second Thai cave rescue movie in the works from 'Now You See Me 2' director

Ben Arnold
Contributor
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There’s now not one but two movies about the Thai cave rescue in the pipeline.

Jon M. Chu, the director of Now You See Me 2 and the Step Up dance movie series, is to take the story on, according to Variety.

In a tweet yesterday, he suggested that a project was on the cards.

“I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story! No way. Not on our watch,” he said.

“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.”


The producers involved are said to already be in discussions with ‘senior Thai officials’, with ‘multiple studios’ reportedly showing interest.

It follows news that Pure Flix, a faith-based production company behind movies with names like God’s Not Dead, Same Kind of Different as Me, The Case for Christ, and Do You Believe?, is currently trying to secure rights.

“I could not be more excited; this story has meant so much to me as I followed it,” Pure Flix’s Michael Scott said this week. “To see all that bravery in the cave and then to get all the divers out has been such a touching event.”

The news follows the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from a cave system in Thailand which then flooded, leaving them trapped.

However, the plans have already come in for some pretty sturdy mockery.




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