It looks like a lot more than two film projects are on the way that deal with the recent Thai cave rescue of a group of young soccer players and their coach who were trapped.
Variety reports that Thailand’s Ministry of Culture says it expects the military government’s Cabinet next week to approve the establishment of a special committee to oversee all the projects. Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said in a statement that “five international film production companies” have proposed making films and documentaries about the rescue operation, as has at least one Thai company. Rojpojchanarat says in a statement:
“The committees will be concerned about the accuracy of the story, the rights of the [team], the rescuers and other related agencies, as well as the image of Thailand…They will also be concerned about the impact of film production to the film locations. We are pleased to support both Thai and international film productions to make a movie and documentary on ‘Mu Pa’ [Wild Boars] if they follow Thai laws.”
Previously both the faith-based production company Pure Flix, and “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Step Up” director John M. Chu announced plans to make their own films. Now it has been confirmed that filmmaker Tom Waller and the DeWarrenne Productions label are also developing a film.