The producers behind Christian films like “God’s Not Dead” are already in Thailand with plans to develop a movie about the 18-day saga of the soccer team trapped in a flooded cave.
Though the drama of headline-grabbing rescues often doesn’t carry over the big screen, Pure Flix Entertainment co-founder Michael Scott believes the story about the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach is ripe for movie adaptation.
“We realized that this would make an incredibly inspiring movie,” Scott said Wednesday, speaking by phone from Thailand.
His wife is Thai and he said he was spending the summer in Bangkok when the soccer team went missing.
And while the Arizona-based Pure Flix has found some success with low-budget Christian films (“The Case for Christ”) and conservative documentaries (“Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party”), it’s far from a Hollywood heavyweight.