Michael Bay Targets True Benghazi Tale 13 Hours


Having surpassed a $1 billion dollar box office gross for his most recent film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay is looking at telling a very different kind of big screen story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bay is eyeing 13 Hours, an adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff’s recently released, officially described as follows:

“13 Hours” presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.

Chuck Hogan (The Town) has adapted the screenplay for the project, which is set up at Paramount Pictures with Erwin Stoff producing.

Although unconfirmed, 13 Hours is rumored to be a smaller-scaled film, targeting a budget more in line with Bay’s recent Pain and Gain, also released through Paramount.

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