Jon M. Chu Takes On Film About Thai Cave Rescue

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu announced his efforts to bring the miraculous Thai cave rescue to the big screen, saying he will record the event with accuracy and respect.

One day after Pure Flix Entertainment, the production company behind “God’s Not Dead,” revealed its intentions to turn the historic rescue into an inspirational movie, Chu confirmed on Twitter that he is working on a second film based on the rescue.

The story of a team of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in an underground cave for 18 days in Northern Thailand has gripped international headlines for weeks.

Chu used a “#whitewashout” hashtag to tweet about Hollywood’s adaptation:

He posted a few more tweets confirming his determination to develop a movie about the rescue on his own, adding that “we must tell our stories” so “history doesn’t get it wrong.”

The director is working with Los Angeles-based Ivanhoe Pictures on the movie, according to Variety. The company announced that it is in talks with top officials in Thailand on the project. Multiple studios have reportedly expressed interest in the film.