Michael Bay Looking to Get Serious with '13 Hours' Benghazi Drama

October 30, 2014
Source: THR

Michael Bay

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?

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    • qweqwu
      We can only hope :)
    • OfficialJab
      How about Hillary stars in the film, Megan runs for office?
  • Nielsen700
    This is gonna be a trainwreck.
  • Armitall
    Wasn't he working on the Cosmic motors adaptation?
  • Emdub52
    Come on Ethan... Just because you didn't like Transformers doesn't mean Bay won't know what he's doing. Bay makes pretty cool movies and the last time he stepped away from the robots, he made Pain & Gain. Which was pretty awesome.
    • txJM
      No. It was not awesome. It was sadistic and stupid.
    Another beautiful work of fiction from M. Bay.
  • txJM
    Good! Even if the movie turns out to be terrible, it's always good to keep Benghazi in the light.




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