Michael Bay in Talks to Direct Benghazi Movie 13 HOURS

It looks like Transformers director Michael Bay is looking to change things up by possibly directing a political drama. The director is currently in negotiations to direct a film called 13 Hours, which will be an adaptation of a book by Mitchell Zuckoff. It chronicles the events of the attack at the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012. 

The script was written by Chuck Hogan (The Strain), and it focuses on six members of a security team that valiantly fought to defend the many Americans stationed on the compound. They only partially succeeded because U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed along with a foreign service worker in one attack. Then, during a second assault at a CIA station nearby, two contract workers were killed.

This seems like it would be a very different film for Bay story wise, but he's obviously going to have a lot of action and explosions to play with when bringing the story to life. Sources say that the movie would be budgeted in the $30 to $40 million range, which is a lot less than those $200 million plus budgets on his Transformers films. 13 Hours will be an intense movie, and it will most likely be better than those Transformers flicks. 

Source: THR

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