Michael Bay Looking to Get Serious with '13 Hours' Benghazi Drama
No, just because Michael Bay has been at the helm of every single overlong explosion-laden film in the Transformers franchise, that doesn't mean he's making a 13-hour movie. Instead, THR reports 13 Hours is surprisingly a political drama focusing on the September 11th, 2012 terrorist attack against the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi. You've likely heard all the controversy surrounding the event on various cable news networks, but this would focus on on six members of a security team that valiantly fought to defend the many Americans stationed there, and Michael Bay is now in talks to direct.
As you probably know from following the news, the defense of our compound in Benghazi, Libya was only moderately successful due to the fact that U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed along with a foreign service worker in one wave of the attack, and then two contract workers were killed in the second wave of attacks against a CIA station near the compound. Chuck Hogan (the author behind the book that inspired The Town) wrote the script based on Mimtchell Zuckoff's recently published book. It sounds like there's the potential here for Bay to still get a fair share of action on the big screen, but I'm interested to see how he does when there's not giant robots in the picture. Thoughts?