Bay May Helm “13 Hours” Novel
13 Hours – Mitchell Zuckoff’s book about about a terrorist attack on the US State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 – is a target for the big screen.
Michael Bay may, according to The Hollywood Reporter, direct a movie about the incident which killed US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
The script, written by Chuck Hogan, who co-wrote The Strain, concentrates on six members of a special crack team that defended the many Americans station at the compound. Stevens and a foreign service worker were killed in one attack, while a separate attack on a nearby CIA station claimed the lives of two contract workers.
The ambassador died when an angry mob fired rocket propelled grenades at the US consulate.
13 Hours, essentially a political drama, would certainly be a change of pace for Bay. Within the past few years his film slate has largely comprised of Transformers movies, which have budgeted around the $250 million mark. So it would be nice and refreshing to see the filmmaker concentrate on something completly different and far more character driven.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter