The success of the Thai cave rescue operation has touched the hearts of many people from all over the world.
The 12 teenage boys and their 25-year-old football coach who were trapped in a cave for more than two weeks finally got to see the light of day late Tuesday (10 July).
Despite having been stuck in a dark and closed space that will give a lot of people severe claustrophobia for so long, the boys remain in stable health and good spirits.
According to BBC
, they are reportedly currently recovering in a hospital.
They will also have to stay quarantined for one week, which is why they will not be able to attend the World Cup finals in Russia even with the generous offer from FIFA.
As their story continues to make the rounds on social media and to the rest of the world, Hollywood is already planning to make a movie
inspired by this.
And it's not just one film company eyeing to produce an adaptation.
At the moment, there are two companies
racing to make the better movie and it hasn't even been a week since the boys tasted freedom!
Before all 13 were rescued, producers from Pure Flix Entertainment were already on-ground to speak to the rescue workers and family members of the trapped football squad.
"We’re here looking at this as a movie that could inspire millions of people around the globe," Pure Flix co-founder Michael Scott told Variety
However, just one day after Pure Flix announced that they were seeking movie rights for the mission, another company expressed a similar intention.
Now You See Me 2
and Crazy Rich Asians
director Jon M. Chu will be working with Ivanhoe Pictures to make a movie about the rescue operation as well.
The company is reportedly already in talks with Thai officials about the project.
More importantly, Chu made sure that his version of this story will not experience the typical Hollywood whitewashing.
To be honest, we're not surprised to hear that somebody wants to make a movie out of this rescue effort.
The only question now is: Who is better at making us cry?