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British Dad’s Rescue Of Young Son Will Get The Hollywood Treatment
January 13, 2012
Like a movie script waiting to get the green light from a movie studio, Birmingham dad Sean Felton and the story of the harrowing rescue of his kidnapped child from his wife from Thailand seems like the plot for an upcoming Hollywood film– and that is precisely what’s next for the father. According to reports, the details surrounding Felton’s intense tale will get the silver screen treatment.
Sean Felton, 40, and the tale of his wife abducting his child made British headlines last Summer but recent interest in the story has led the father of three-year old Jobe to relive the horror as he is set to release a book about the kidnapping titled Scared Of The Dark. Felton met and married his wife and mother of his child, Kim, during a whirlwind romance.
Felton became familiar with Kim after meeting at a Thailand bar and, after several weeks of courting, married her at the top of 2006. Charmed by his bride and smitten, the painter and decorator purchased acres of land in Thailand for his wife and also renovated a home in the county of Staffordshire at her request.
In March of 2010, Felton returned home to find his wife and two-year old son missing. A call three days later from his wife found her mocking him on the other end, stating she had returned to her native country. Felton was assisted by authorities, but was actually able to locate his wife by posing as a wealthy American playboy on Facebook and promises of cash.
A tense exchange between Felton and his wife ensued, with Felton having to brave dangerous neighborhoods before the meeting. Kim gave back Felton’s son for cash, a laptop, a parcel of land and a promise from the British Embassy not to press charges against her.
Felton is still emotionally torn over the experience, and has endured a lot during the course of his ordeal. “Yes, I am bitter. We’re still not divorced – I can’t afford it. I’m a full-time dad which is very, very hard financially.”
Felton’s book and movie deal, should they become hits, should hopefully ease some of that burden.
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