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Twitter abuzz with jokes on Thai Cave rescue movie’s ‘whitewashing’

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12.07.2018

AT least two Hollywood production companies are looking into putting the dramatic rescue of the “Wild Boars” soccer team on the big screen but social media is abuzz with the potential whitewashing of the proposed film.

Rescuers freed the last four boys and their adult coach from the deep flooded Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai on Tuesday, and already Pure Flix and Ivanhoe Pictures and have publicly stated their intention of telling the riveting tale.

The movie would comparable to the 2015 film “The 33” starring Antonio Banderas, detailing the 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for over three months.

Pure Flix’s Managing Partner Michael Scott, who resides in Thailand and went on site during the rescue operation took to Twitter on Tuesday to make the company’s announcement on the movie.

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“I couldn’t be more excited. This story has meant so much to me as I have followed it in Thailand this summer,” he said in a video posted on the microblogging site.

“My wife actually grew up with the Thai Navy SEAL that died in the cave. To see all that heroic bravery in the cave, and to get all the divers out, it’s just such a touching event and so personal to me.”

“It’s Thai, Westerners, Europeans, Aussies – people from all over the world who helped bring these........

© Asian Correspondent