Netflix teams with Jon M. Chu for Thai cave rescue project

Jon M. Chu and Nattawut "Baz" Poonpiriya will direct the story of the 2018 Thai soccer team cave rescue.

Netflix is teaming up with SK Global Entertainment and directors Jon M. Chu and Nattawut "Baz" Poonpiriya to tell the story of last year's dramatic rescue of a boys' soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand.

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The project will tell the true story of how twelve boys and their soccer coach were rescued after being trapped for two weeks inside of the flooded Tham Luang caves near Chiang Mai, Thailand during the summer of 2018.

The project's format is unclear, but The Hollywood Reporter indicates that it's expected to be a miniseries.

"Like the rest of the world, we were riveted by the news of the Thai cave rescue," said Chu. "With the entire globe watching, this tragic human drama transformed into a beautiful, inspirational story of human beings saving other human beings. Not only did this show the best of the human spirit overcoming even the worst of circumstances, it proved that we are stronger when we work together."

"Which is why, with the support of the Thai government and our partners at Netflix, SK Global and Starlight, we are honored and grateful to be able to share the full story of this massive, international effort in a unique multilingual format that will allow us to work with filmmakers from all around the world, like the amazingly talented Nattawut 'Baz' Poonpiriya, who understand the nuances and details of the local community in which this story unfolds," he added.

If you can't get enough of the Thai cave story, don't worry. You'll be getting lots and lots of Thai cave story. This is just one of several projects currently in the works about the rescue.

The Cave, written and directed by Thai-Irish producer and filmmaker Tom Waller, has already wrapped. Universal Pictures is developing a movie after acquiring life rights from several key members of the rescue. Faith-based production company Pure Flix also has a film in the works, and Nat Geo is developing a documentary on the story.

Can't wait to see which one of these projects inevitably centers The White Saviors Who Rescued The Thai Kids.

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