‘Free Solo’ Directors Boarding Thai Cave Rescue Movie
“Free Solo” filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi have become attached to direct a movie about the 2018 rescue of the Wild Boar boys soccer team from a cave in Thailand for Universal and Cavalry Media.“Midway” screenwriter Wes Tooke is writing the screenplay about the 12 members of the team and their assistant coach, who became trapped 1,000 meters underground by monsoon rains flooding the Tham Luang cave and blocking their way out.
Efforts to locate the group were hampered by rising water levels and strong currents.
More than two weeks passed before all 13 of those trapped were rescued.
The rescue effort involved more than 100 divers, representatives from about 100 government agencies, 900 police officers, and 2,000 soldiersDana Brunetti and Matt DelPiano are producing under their Cavalry Media banner.
Michael De Luca is executive producing.Chin and Vasarhelyi won the Best Feature Documentary at the 2019 Academy Awards for “Free Solo,” which centered on climber
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