You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy
Kids in a Cave.
THE REAL LIFE STORY OF A SOCCER TEAM RESCUED BELOW THE EARTH.
RISING WATER AND TICKING TIME. LIVES ARE ON THE LINE.
IT’S THE STORY ONLY HOLLYWOOD COULD WRITE.
COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU.
This is a story that is so unbelievable, yet it is true.
And it is captivating a world audience.
Doesn’t matter if you live Omaha or Okinawa.
Everyone understands children in harm’s way, and the universal need to save them.
It’s the reason news reports always add how many children were killed or injured or involved in any tragedy that affects adults. It’s almost always OK for grown ups to die in some unspecified attrocity. But kids? Why must kids die? Somehow it makes it worse.
KIDS INA CAVE: It’s a Newsdirectors wet dream. It’s what news operations live for. A breaking news emergency that has staying power, and can be planned for.
It’s like a hurricane set underground. It’s like a tornado that erupts inside of a cavern. The illumination of children’s faces being located in the darkness is the equivalent of the space shuttle exploding. You just can’t see those tiny little boy faces enough.
It brings little tingle balls to my forearms and the back of my neck.
This is a story that is leading every newscast this Sunday morning from Britain to Boston. From Nashville to Nepal. From LA to UAR.
Kids in a cave.
It’s like Baby Jessica falling into a well 30 years ago, only times 12.
Kids in a cave! Starring the Rock as Capt. Johnny Quest, the US NAVY SEAL who comes to Thailand and leads a subterranean rescue for the ages.
KIDS IN A CAVE: Co-starring Jessica Beal as Gladys Ong, the American Thai momma who holds vigil in a lawn chair.
KIDS IN A CAVE: Starring Samuel L Jackson as General Bon Jang Kai, the eye patch wearing Thai General who coordinates the incredible international mission.
“We’re gonna get everyone of them Mother F***ers out!”
KIDS IN A CAVE!
Wow. I mean double wow.
A dozen children lost in a jungle cave swelling with water and uncertainty.
This is the kind of story that begins badly and ends even worse.
This is the kind of story where media members change the narrative from RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE to RECOVERY OPERATIONS HAVE BEGUN.
When you saw those bikes outside that cave, did you really in your heart of hearts think this could end well?
The video of those bicycles at the cave’s entrance was foreboding.
It’s like Rottweilers snarling on a grave in one of the Omen Movies. Somewhere death is lurking.
And then the video of the water rushing through the dark cavern. It’s an ominous abyss that would make Bat Man cringe
There’s no way I thought they would find any of these children alive.
But I am not a person who holds a degree in Speleology.
I look at that crack in the Earth, those little bikes propped up against the entrance and think to myself, those poor kids are gone forever.
They will be bat guano for eternity.
This will be a heinous recovery effort where little body bags are dragged before the world’s media. Parents will wail on flat screens across the planet.
Thailand will be a focal point for sorrow and the world will pray.
Until the next disaster.
But then intrepid divers with the Thai Navy forged into the murky beyond and found 12 little faces.
All those smiling teeth in the darkness.
KIDS IN A CAVE: ALIVE!!
While the world scrambles to rescue them; Hollywood scrambles for the movie rights.
They’re alive. 2 weeks in utter darkness. What were these babies thinking? How many tears did they shed? What did they tell one another to muster the courage to carry on, to be brave, to persevere?
This is a story ready for a Hollywood ending.
The script pitch goes like this: A dozen soccer kids, none old enough to shave, ride their bikes to a fissure in the Earth. They enter the enigmatic blackness and disappear, literally, from the face of the Earth. The local authorities fear the worst, but maintain vigilance. The movie focuses on the interaction and dynamic of the children lost in space while new heroes emerge on the surface. Then the discovery of life. Then the realization that nobody can swim. Then the amazing effort of a world rushing to help, pumping away water, and jack hammering rock formations to clear a path. Then the children emerge from the darkness in a ground swell of life.
It’s a story that only Hollywood could produce except it’s real and happening now.
The story writes itself.
Thank God the rescue operation remains a rescue operation.
Now it’s a breath of wonderful news for a planet that seemingly can’t catch it’s breath from sadness and negativity.
I will gladly pay to see how the Rock and Samuel L Jackson save these kids in a theater near me.
Kids in a Cave. The untold story of heroism and man over subterranean death.