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    A diver carries an oxygen tank as he leaves the Tham Luang cave complex, where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 6, 2018

    US Filmmakers Rush to Make Movie About Thailand Cave Rescue Op

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    As rescuers in Thailand successfully conclude their efforts to save a group of teens trapped in a flooded cavern, movie producers in the United States are already planning to make a film about this ordeal.

    A US film crew has arrived in the vicinity of the Tham Luang mountain cave system where a group of teen footballers and their coach were recently trapped, as Hollywood producers regard this incident as an opportunity to make a movie.

    "I see this as a major Hollywood film with A-list stars," Pure Flix films managing partner Michael Scott told AAP.

    Scott and his co-producer, Adam Smith, have already started conducting interviews around the site of the incident and, according to news.com.au, seek to obtain exclusive rights to the stories of the victims, their families and people involved in the rescue operation.

    "There’s going to be other production companies coming in so we have to act pretty quickly," Smith remarked when asked if his crew’s actions might appear somewhat insensitive.

    READ MORE: All Footballers, Coach Rescued From Flooded Thai Cave, Op Completed — Reports

    Twelve teenagers from a Thai junior football team and their coach became trapped in the seven-kilometer-long Tham Luang cave and could not get out because rainfall had flooded the exit on June 23.

    After a 10-day search, the authorities finally managed to locate them, alive but starving, and launched a massive rescue operation, which ended on July 10.

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