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.
"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.
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.