UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — For the past few weeks, the world has been mesmerized by the successful rescue operation of the soccer team trapped inside of a flooded cave in Thailand.
It’s even grabbed the attention of Hollywood.
On Wednesday, July 11, Jon M. Chu, known for films “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Now You See Me 2,” has been brought on to direct a new film based on the rescue mission.
Chu is teaming up with Ivanhoe Pictures, along with cooperation from Thailand’s Navy and government, to bring the dramatic events to the big screen.
On Tuesday, Christian based-movie studio Pure Flix Entertainment announced it would be developing its own film about the events.
Chu took to social media about his concerns that Hollywood would not do the story justice, saying “I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story!”
The Chinese-American director added, “So anyone thinking abt the story better approach it right & respectfully.”