Thai Cave Rescue to Become Film From ‘God’s Not Dead’ Producers


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 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.


Scott said the story became even more “personal” to him when former Sgt. Saman Kunan died Friday while volunteering as a rescuer, since Kunan was his wife’s friend

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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