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Thai cave rescue set to become a movie
Ephy Mukundi
The gripping news story of Thai cave rescue that has amazed the whole world is set to become a movie. Pure Flix Entertainment is set to adapt the harrowing tale of a boys soccer team trapped in a cave for the big screen.

Michael Scott, the CEO, and co-founder of Pure Flix-the faith-based production outfit behind the God's Not Dead film franchise-has been on the scene of the rescue for several days, as he lives in Thailand part-time.

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

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Scott is likely to release the film 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 boys' ordeal began on June 23 when they were trapped inside a cave by rising water. The last of the boys and one coach were rescued on Tuesday, July 10.

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.

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