ABC’s creates movie poster-esque look for Tham Luang cave rescue special

ABC News‘ look for its special documenting the rescue of a boys soccer team trapped in the Tham Luang caves in Thailand uses a dark and brooding look that echos a dramatic movie poster.

The teaser graphic, released by ABC Tuesday, July 10, 2018, uses a dark blue color scheme with a rough textural effect applied.

At the center, two walking figures can be seen headed toward a halo of light — while small headshots of all 12 boys and their coach run along top. 

Above, ABC, backing off (at least a bit) from its normal text-heavy naming, has given the special the title “Thailand Rescue” with a subtitle of “Race Against Time” with a burst of light separating the stylized lettering.

The special, which is a special edition of “20/20,” will air Tuesday at 9 p.m. eastern hosted by David Muir and Amy Robach


The dark, dramatic design along with a font that’s reminiscent of Trajan, sometimes dubbed the “horror movie” font, give the graphic the look and feel of a movie poster.

The look is mainly dark and dramatic, though elements of light also hint at hope and the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel.”

Sign up for NewscastStudio's weekly newsletter.Our weekly newsletter delivers the latest broadcast industry news to your inbox including new debuts, case studies, thought leadership and broadcast gear updates.