Ron Howard to direct cave rescue feature film ‘Thirteen Lives’ in Australia

The Australian Government is putting up A$13 million to Imagine Entertainment and film large MGM to shoot a live-action characteristic film called Thirteen Lives, primarily based on the Chiang Rai Tham Luang cave rescue story. The movie might be shot in Queensland, Australia in the hinterland areas behind the Gold Coast.
The movie shall be directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo thirteen, The Da Vince Code, Cocoon, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Splash, Frost/Nixon), and begin filming in March 2021. The state’s Gold Coast hinterland will double for Thailand with an analogous hot, humid local weather.
The Australian Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher MP, says the production should inject greater than A$96 million into the Australian financial system, “directly creating round 435 jobs for forged and crew”.
“Thirteen Lives will inform the remarkable story of the hassle by many volunteers, including Australians, to undertake an extremely advanced rescue. And I am proud to say that this story might be advised here in Australia.”
“I understand this venture may also undertake a big amount of cutting-edge visible effects work here, an excellent opportunity for our local publish, digital and visible results corporations.”
Thirteen Lives follows the true story of the 2018 Tham Laung cave rescue of the Mu Pa (Wild Boar) soccer team, trapped in a cave by heavy rain and flooding in Chiang Rai, far north Thailand. After the staff was stuck for days with no provides and falling oxygen ranges, a group of diving and rescue experts from everywhere in the world had been referred to as up to work together with their Thai counterparts to save the 13 younger males. Among these consultants had been a group of divers from the United Kingdom and Australia.
The first major function movie concerning the rescue operation was The Cave, released in October 2019. Backdoor was fairly critical of the Thai red-tape which hampered a lot of the early rescue efforts.

Ron Howard has worked with plenty of Australians up to now.
“From Thirteen Lives to the animated projected I am directing with Animal Logic in Australia, I am excited concerning the opportunity to film and work in Australia and dramatically increase on that record of collaborators whose sensibilities and work ethic I even have lengthy admired and revered.”
Imagine Entertainment and MGM’s Thirteen Lives will be distributed by Universal Pictures International..

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