Michael Bay, director of the fantastical Transformers franchise is currently in talks to bring a less fantastic tale to the big screen.
13 Hours, based on Mitchell Zuckhoff's novel of the same name, will be an account of the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya, which was subjected to a terrorist attack on September 11th 2012.
The film, written by Chuck Hogan, will center on the trials of six security team members whose role it was to protect the American civilians there. Unfortunately four people, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, were killed in two separate attacks on American stations.
In between shooting the Transformers movies, Bay's last passion piece was 2013's protein packed Pain & Gain, so it will be interesting to see how he handles this sensitive political drama and which of his veritable pandora's box of Bayisms will be included.
(Source: Hollywood Reporter)