Entertainment 'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Eyes Thai Cave Rescue Movie

08:06  12 july  2018
08:06  12 july  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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With the Thai cave rescue still fresh in people's minds, Hollywood is steaming ahead with big screen adaptations of the dramatic story, with two declared projects now in development. Ivanhoe is re-teaming with Crazy Rich Asians helmer Jon M. Chu on the potential film.

Director of ' Crazy Rich Asians ' is making a movie about the Thai cave rescue and promised that it won't be a 'white wash. More: thai soccer team Thai cave rescue Crazy Rich Asians Hollywood.

Jon M. Chu posing for the camera © Provided by The Hollywood Reporter

With the Thai cave rescue still fresh in people's minds, Hollywood is steaming ahead with big-screen adaptations of the dramatic story, with two declared projects now in development. 

A day after faith-based production company Pure Flix revealed its project, Ivanhoe Pictures president John Penotti announced Wednesday that the company had been selected by Thailand's Navy and government to develop a movie based on the rescue which saw an international team of divers, cavers and special forces work with Thai authorities to reach a group of 12 boys and their coach trapped in a cave in Northern Thailand. 

Thai coach will be last out, may be left alone in cave

  Thai coach will be last out, may be left alone in cave He'll be completely isolated if diving teams stick with their current system.Ekaphol Chanthawong, 25, will be left alone in the Tham Luang cave if diving teams continue their system of saving four boys at a time - a possibility chief rescuer Narongsak Osottanakorn wouldn't rule out.

“ Crazy Rich Asians ” director Jon M. Chu and Ivanhoe Pictures (producers of “ Crazy Rich Asians ”) are reteaming and developing a second film about the Thai cave rescue operation after Pure Flix Entertainment announced it was seeking the film rights to the rescue operation

The director of " Crazy Rich Asians " is in talks to make a movie about the rescue of 12 boys and their coach who were rescued from a Thai cave . Jon M. Chu has pledged to make a film that won't be a "white wash," indicating Asian actors would be front and center of his film.

The soccer 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 after a harrowing 18 days that sparked global media interest. 

Ivanhoe is reteaming with Crazy Rich Asians helmer Jon M. Chu on the potential film. Chu is set to direct and took to Twitter on Wednesday confirming the project and also vowing to not let Hollywood whitewash the story.

"I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story! No way. Not on our watch. 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 filmmaker tweeted.

B.C. man helped rescue boys from cave

  B.C. man helped rescue boys from cave B.C. man helped rescue boys from caveErik Brown grew up in Langley and owns a diving company in Thailand. His brother says when the 35-year-old saw that the boys were trapped, he didn't hesitate to join the rescue team.

First, Pure Flix Entertainment, producers of the God’s Not Dead film series, announces their plan to turn the harrowing tale of the Thai cave rescue into an “inspirational,” though not necessarily religious, movie . At least, that’s what Crazy Rich Asians director Chu fears anyway, which is why he

The abbot’s eyes welled. “I’m so happy, but it’s not just for Ek and the team,” he said. “The whole world has been watching over these 18 days and they are celebrating with us.” Thai Cave Rescue Live Updates: The Watery Trap Is Now Empty. July 10, 2018.

Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott on Tuesday told The Hollywood Reporter that his studio's film project would not be necessarily faith-based and would carry a budget between $30 million and $60 million and be released under the more mainstream banner Pinnacle Peak. Scott said he was lining up screenwriters in the next few weeks and that the pic will be co-produced by Adam Smith of Kaos Entertainment. 

As well as Crazy Rich Asians, which is slated to hit theaters on Aug. 15, Ivanhoe, the local-language division of SK Global, has the three-part Indian thriller Ghoul set to debut Aug. 24 on Netflix.

Chu is repped by UTA and Artists First. 

Variety was first to report the news of the Ivanhoe project. 

Thai cave rescuers face race against time as oxygen levels drop .
Expert teams are now under pressure to bring 12 boys and their coach to safety from the flooded Thai cave as soon as possible, as oxygen levels drop.Officials initially thought they could keep the boys and their coach in the cave where they are trapped for up to four months, until waters dropped sufficiently for them to be able to walk out.

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