Bay is talks to helm 13 Hours, an adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff’s book about the attack on the US State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012. The movie will focus on the six members of a security team who bravely attempted to fight off the terrorists off when they attacked.
This team were all that stood between the terrorists and the Americans stationed there, though there were still a number of casualties (including a US Ambassador) despite their valiant efforts to hold them off.
Chuck Hogan penned the screenplay and Erwin Stoff is producing 13 Hours for Paramount Pictures.
Despite frequently working with budgets of $200 million or more, Bay made it clear how much he enjoyed directing Pain & Gain (which cost $26 million) and 13 Hours will likely cost between $30 to $40 million.
The book that the movie is based on is titled Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi. What are your thoughts on Michael Bay setting his sights on this non-blockbuster project?