Michael Bay to Spend ’13 Hours’ in Benghazi

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

What does Michael Bay plan on doing now that he’s not directing the next Transformers movie? According to The Hollywood Reporter he’ll be going to Benghazi.

It’s being reported that the King of the Blockbuster is in serious talks to direct 13 Hours, a movie based on the attack on a U.S. military compound in Libya on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The script is being adapted by Chuck Hogan, author of The Town and co-author of The Strain trilogy, from the book of the same name by Mitchell Zuckoff.

The film will focus on a group of six security team members who fought to protect the lives of the Americans stationed at the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound. Tragically they were only partially successful. There were four casualties, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

If there’s one thing Michael Bay knows its epic action movies. Something like this is right up his alley. I only hope that he sticks strictly to what Chuck Hogan gives him though. That is the recipe for success in this project.

With Bay spending the better part of the last decade in the land of giant robots, it’ll be nice to see him try something different.

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