Filming has begun on a movie depicting the multinational rescue operation of the Mu Pa (Wild Boars) football team from a flooded cave in northern Thailand earlier this year.
‘The Cave’ or Nang Non is being shot in Thailand and Ireland and is expected to be released in 2019.
The film aims to capture the united effort to rescue the 12 young boys and their coach after they became trapped in Tham Luang cave in Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai on 23 June. The operation made headlines worldwide, finally resulting in the successful extraction of the 13 after over two weeks stranded in the cave complex.
Tom Waller, a Thai filmmaker with Irish heritage who’s at the helm of ‘The Cave’, recently told media: “We want to tell the story of those brave people who selflessly risked their lives to save the boys and their coach. To do it right we need to be as accurate as possible and that is why we are enlisting the help of the real life heroes like Jim [Warny]…to retell his story.”
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