In June 2018 the world was gripped with the news of a young football team, The Wild Boars, who were trapped in caves in Thailand for two weeks. The international rescue effort included divers from Britain, China, Thailand, America and Australia and, sadly, resulted in the death of Saman Kunan – a former Thai Navy Seal. Netflix, with the support of the Thai government, will now be telling the story via a film or miniseries with “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu involved along with Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya (“Bad Genius”). We’ll update the post once we know more details.
“The story combines so many unique local and universal themes which connected people from all walks of life, from all around the world; Thailand is a very important market for Netflix and we are looking forward to bringing this inspiring local, but globally resonant story to life.”
– Netflix’s Erika North