Michael Bay in Talks to Direct a Serious Movie That’s Not About Robots
Since 2007, the only non-'Transformers' film Michael Bay has directed is 2013's 'Pain & Gain,' based on a true crime story that Bay was pretty much born to adapt into a film. After the release of last year's 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' Bay declared that while the franchise would continue on, he would not return to direct another installment, and now it seems he may have found his first non-robot project -- and it's some pretty serious subject matter. Attention: Mark Wahlberg, your services will likely be required because Michael Bay wants to make a military movie.
Variety reports that Bay is in early talks (whispers, if you will) to direct the Paramount film '13 Hours in Benghazi,' based on the true, harrowing story of the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and the neighboring CIA Annex in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11.
Chuck Hogan ('The Town') wrote the script, which is based on the book 'Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi' by Mitchell Zuckoff. This is pretty serious subject matter, but the action-heavy, war aspects are clearly a draw for Bay. It also seems like just the kind of thing Bay might want to call up his buddy Mark Wahlberg about.