National Geographic has reportedly greenlighted a documentary about the daring rescue of a Thai boys soccer team from a flooding cave, according to Deadline.

  • The documentary will cover a story from last summer, about a boys soccer team in Thailand that, along with their assistant coach, decided to explore a system of caves. Their exploration resulted in a two-week rescue process that claimed the life of one rescuer.
  • The boys and their coach all made it out of the caves alive.
  • The documentary will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald.
  • Michael Lesslie will executive produce, with John Battsek and P.J. van Sandwijk also serving as producers.
  • Battsek also produced MacDonald’s Academy Award-winning documentary One Day in September.

ICYMI – More National Geographic news:

  • Check out Alex’s review of Free Solo, the National Geographic documentary that won the Academy Award for best documentary feature last month.
  • National Geographic has launched a new mobile app for users in the U.S. and Canada. The app will provide access to National Geographic magazine archives, photos, and more.