“Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” is a firsthand account of the events of the September 11th (2012) terrorist attacks on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi Libya. The book was written Mitchell Zuckoff, a Professor of Journalism at Boston University and NY Times Bestselling Author, along with the six CIA contract operators who were there fighting on the ground.
The consensus on the book is that it’s a well written, welcome relief from the controversial and politicized histrionics dominating the mainstream media coverage of these attacks.
And now it may be adapted to the big screen by Michael Bay. Paramount Pictures acquired the film rights in February and Chuck Hogan has penned the script based on the book. According to Variety, the tone may be in line with Michael Bay’s previous film The Rock or with Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down.
I am very wary of this production if Michael Bay does land the director’s chair. I could easily see this turning into a vapidly patriotic wash, or even stir up a new wave of media politicizing. I hope I’m wrong.