In news that will surprise absolutely no one – Hollywood is frothin’ the rescue of the Wild Boars and their assistant coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave system in Thailand. So much so, they already want to make a film out of it.

The journey which captured the world’s attention saw the successful rescue of all 12 boys and their assistant coach but had one fatality – the tragic death of a former Thai Navy SEAL diver, Saman Kunan, who had volunteered in the operation.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, religious production company Pure Flix Entertainment announced they were going to make a film adaption with CEO and co-founder Michael Scott telling the publication:

“The bravery and heroism I’ve witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us.

“It’s not necessary to make this a Christian film, just an inspirational one.”

Scott, who lives part-time in Thailand had been on the scene of the rescue for a number of days talking to the families of the boys.

The film adaption will most likely be released under the company’s mainstream banner, Pinnacle Peak, the team that’ll also be releasing Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. 

So then Twitter got a whiff of the news and started plotting their thoughts on how the movie’s going to go and just who will be cast in the film… obviously, people took the piss out of it:

So then, Jon M. Chu – director of Now You See Me 2, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and the upcoming film Crazy Rich Asians had his say on Twitter because he does fear the film could turn into a blockbuster told from the perspective of an outlying character like a foreign journalist or something.

Chu wrote:

“I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story! No Way. Not on our watch. That won’t happen or we’ll give them hell. There’s a beautiful story about human beings saving other human beings. So anyone thinking about the story better approach it right and respectfully.” 

In a secondary tweet, Chu announced his plans for a competing film reportedly in development with Ivanhoe Pictures. It’s currently unclear if Chu will direct the film or just be a part of the team.

Chu told Variety the company is currently in talks with “the most senior officials in Thailand, both on provincial and on national levels, about the rescue project.” 

The company’s also currently chatting up studios.

It’s easy to turn the events of Tham Luang into this gigantic film project – something that will inevitably happen, there’s no stopping it but let’s just hope that whoever makes the film gives justice to the boys, their families, and every single one of those rescue divers, especially Saman Kunan.

Image: Getty Images / Linh Pham