'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Plotting His Own Thailand Cave Rescue Movie


Before leaving Thailand, one of the members of the British dive team that helped save 12 boys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave sent some friendly words of advice to the recuperating rescuees.

A Kiwi was amidst the dramatic rescue of the Wild Boars football team from a flooded cave in Thailand.

"I love you so much", his widow, Valeepoan Kunan, wrote in the caption to a black-and-white photograph of her husband she posted on her Instagram account.

"I hope that when the boys are fully recovered, the authorities will carry on with the process quickly", he added.

Chu tweeted a link to the Variety story on Wednesday and said that while it was too "early to discuss", he believed the cave rescue story was "too important [to] let others dictate who the real heroes are". "This is what we have been racing against since day one".

"As they were coming down the slope we were counting them until we got to 13, unbelievable".

Other video footage shows several of the boys in hospital, in quarantine and wearing face masks but seemingly in good health as they nod, wave and flash peace signs to the camera.

"Our hearts go out to you and your family at this hard time", read one comment.

The fate of the boys has even resonated as far as Russian Federation, where soccer's World Cup is reaching its final stages.

A Thai artist has promised to create a statue of Samarn to be erected in Chiang Rai province, where the Tham Luang cave is situated.

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Derek Anderson, 32, a rescue specialist with the U.S. Air Force based in Okinawa, Japan, told the Mail that crews ensured the boys were "tightly packed" so divers could maintain control and adjust their air supply as needed.

Reaching out their hands in friendship and bowing their heads in gratitude, this is the moment the relieved parents of the missing cave boys came face-to-face with the British divers who saved them for the first time. They were able to check the watch for the time for the first three days.

Questions will remain as to why the team, led by their 25-year-old coach, went into the caves during the rainy season - it is common knowledge that it is a risky time to enter, and signs at the entrance specifically warn of the dangers of monsoon rains.

In response to the news, people on Twitter immediately began commenting that they hoped the film would be made in Thailand with an Asian cast.

He said the lack of citizenship means that stateless persons are denied access to many fundamental rights such as travelling overseas, getting higher education or employment in some careers, so they do not have many opportunities to improve their lives.

"Hooyah", Apakorn shouted before flying out, using a morale-building navy term. Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn announced on Monday that the boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach were being rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non cave after they were discovered by naval special forces and the challenge now will be to extract the party safely.

Volanthen praised the entire global rescue team, which included 90 of the best scuba divers from around the world, for saving the group, who became trapped when monsoon rains struck on June 23 and flooded their exit.

It was the sudden onset of that rainy season that trapped the boys deep underground while they were exploring.

Then the problem became how to get them back out through the tunnels, some completely full of fast-flowing flood water.