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Culture Ministry aims to set up committee for ‘Wild Boars’ movie

By The Nation

 

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The Culture Ministry is to propose setting up a special film board committee to oversee the production of a “Wild Boars” movie at the next mobile Cabinet meeting on July 24 in Ubol Rachathani, Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said on Thursday.

 

The prompt action follows the high demand from Hollywood production companies who want to make a movie about the marathon cave rescue operation of the Mu Pa (Wild Boars) Academy football club and its coach who were trapped in flooded Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai. 

 

“Five international film production companies have proposed to the Commerce and Foreign ministries that they make a movie and a documentary about the rescue operation,” Vira said at Government House.

 

Chaired by Wissanu Krua-gnam, the National Film Broad agreed to set up a special film board committee to oversee the filming. The committee will include officials from the Culture, Commerce and Tourism and Sport ministries. 

 

“The committees will be concerned about the accuracy of the story, the rights of the [team], the rescuers and other related agencies, as well as the image of Thailand. They will also be concerned about the impact of film production to the film locations,” Vira said.

 

“We are pleased to support both Thai and international film productions to make a movie and documentary on “Mu Pa” if they follow Thai laws,” Vira said.

 

The ministry did not reveal the name of the recent production companies that expressed interest. However, two American producers have been scouting Tham Laung for their potential movie – before the last five members of the team were rescued on July 10. 

 

Michael Scott, managing partner of Pure Flix films and co-producer Adam Smith have been conducting preliminary interviews around the cave site.

 

The Discovery Channel produced an hour-long documentary, titled “Operation Thai Rescue”, that will be aired in Thailand on July 23 at 8.55pm.

 

A similar project – “The 33” directed by Patricia Riggen – told the story of the 2010 mining disaster in Chile that trapped 33 miners for two months. Although it had a cast of Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin and Juliette Binoche, the $26 million (Bt870 million) budget film made only $24.9 million at the box office worldwide.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30350435

 
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A little sad that they are thinking about money making from it already. On the one hand they are telling the press to stay away from the boys so they can recover from their ordeal, while talking to Hollywood about a movie at the same time. I would have thought a prerequisite was asking the family of the boys and Saman Kunan their thoughts on the matter.

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

The Culture Ministry is to propose setting up a special film board committee

Ahh....yet another Thai committee! I nominate PM Prayut as Chairman. That will ensure nothing ever comes of such a proposal.

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

Pure Flix films

 

1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

Michael Scott, managing partner of Pure Flix films and co-producer Adam Smith have been conducting preliminary interviews around the cave site.

 

Some of their productions include:

1. God's Not Dead

2. God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

3. God's Not Dead 2

4. Do You Believe?

Most of these movies are low ranking B grade budget movies. The boys deserve something better than this.

Opportunists at their very best. Typically, envelopes will decide if they get the contract.

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4 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

 

Some of their productions include:

1. God's Not Dead

2. God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

3. God's Not Dead 2

4. Do You Believe?

Most of these movies are low ranking B grade budget movies. The boys deserve something better than this.

Opportunists at their very best. Typically, envelopes will decide if they get the contract.

The last thing you need is the god squad making a movie like this. I can see it now. Divers personified by Jesus and all the boys kissing their crucifix before diving out, following the heavenly light. Total betrayal of who they are and the bravery of the men who got them out. 

I don't believe for one second that prayer got them out and I definitely don't want to watch a movie that suggests it did.

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" ... special film board committee to oversee the production of a “Wild Boars” movie ..."

 

They can call it "Domestic Swine Productions".  How many hogs at the trough, I mean committee members, will they have?

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Movie rights of Tham Luang rescue become an issue

By Thai PBS

 

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The Ministry of Culture is mulling an idea of setting up a national ad hoc committee to handle the copyright of the information related to the Tham Luang cave rescue operations in the wake of  interest shown by several movie production houses to make films about what has come to be known as one of the world’s most dramatic rescue missions.

 

Culture Minister Veera Rotepojanarat said Thursday that five foreign movie production houses have shown keen interest in producing movies about the Tham Luang rescue operations. Three of them have approached the Foreign Ministry and the other two have contacted private agencies here, he said.


Thai movie producers have not yet made known their interest, he said, adding that the National Theatre Board had no objection to documentary or short movie projects based on the Tham Luang event as he believes distortion of the event by the producers is unlikely because the information about the rescue operations has already been disseminated worldwide.

 

Full story:  http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/movie-rights-tham-luang-rescue-become-issue/

 
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If a major Hollywood company wants to make a movie you can bet they probably have all the story and footage they require already. No need to go on location, the outside area of Tham Luang caves can be filmed at a number of different locations not even in Thailand and the cave sequences can be built on a film lot.

 

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9 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

“The committees will be concerned about the accuracy of the story

So basically it will be the PM who was the one who found & rescued all of them bare handed. 

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Here we go..is anyone really surprised !! Quite sad really as dust hasn't settled yet . 

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It is really quite astonishing how many ministries and agencies can cling on to a passing bandwagon...

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Latest rumour is the culture ministry has already chosen the main characters for the film.

Lead role little p, main supporting actor Ole Fatty, 1 scene already deleted, Ole Fatty getting stuck in the narrow passage.:cheesy:

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Think Thailand is going to mess these kids up

in the long run.

They should drop the flag waving now, before it's to late.

and let the kids return to as normal a life as possible ASAP.

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1 hour ago, Thailand said:

If a major Hollywood company wants to make a movie you can bet they probably have all the story and footage they require already. No need to go on location, the outside area of Tham Luang caves can be filmed at a number of different locations not even in Thailand and the cave sequences can be built on a film lot.

 

Yes I don't think Hollywood will be too keen on Thailand's suggestion or their desire to control the project. Hollywood would like to have the government's cooperation, but they certainly don't need it. They could make the whole movie in another country.

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