Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — In today's film news roundup, National Geographic is making a Thai cave rescue movie, AMC has a big weekend at the box office, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw's “Fast Color” gets a release date.
Yet another movie is in the works about last year's cave rescue in Thailand.
National Geographic Documentary Films has greenlit a feature about the 2018 rescue of a Thai soccer team trapped deep inside a flooded cave.
Kevin Macdonald (“One Day in September”), John Battsek, P.J. van Sandwijk, and Michael Lesslie are working on the pic about the Wild Boars youth soccer team of 12 boys and their assistant coach being trapped for two weeks before being rescued.
The film, tentatively titled “Thai Cave Rescue,” will chronicle the perilous world of cave diving, with exclusive access to British cave divers Richard Stanton, John Volanthen, Chris Jewell, Jason Mallinson, Connor Roe, Josh Bratchley, and Jim Warny.
“This rescue mission is more than just a story of hope, it's a story of humanity coming together,” Macdonald said. “This film will represent a full 360-degree view of the crisis, told through unexpected angles and with untold stories.”
The film originated at Storyteller … — Dave McNary/@Variety