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John Krasinski to Headline Michael Bay’s True Benghazi Tale 13 Hours

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13 Hours has found its leading man in “The Office” star John Krasinski. The film is a true Benghazi tale being directed by Michael Bay. It is based on the book of the same name written by Mitchell Zuckoff’

The book it is based on is officially described as follows:

“13 Hours” presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.

The novel was adapted into a screenplay by Chuck Hogan and it is set up with Paramount Pictures. Erwin Stoff is producing.

Opposite of most Michael Bay films, 13 Hours is rumored to be small scale film with a budget closer to that of his recent film, Pain & Gain. The budget rumors are currently unconfirmed.

There is no word on when the film is expected to release in theaters.

Michael Bay Adapting “13 Hours”

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Michael Bay has reportedly has signed on to adapt the big screen version of Mitchell Zuckoff’s recently released novel, “13 Hours.”

The novel is officially described as follows:

“13 Hours” presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.”

Chuck Hogan  has already gotten to work and adapted the screenplay for the project. Erwin Stoff is producing the film for Paramount Pictures.

Currently, “13 Hours” is supposedly being made with a smaller budget than Bay’s previous films are known for. There is no word on when production will begin or who the studio is eyeing to star.

Michael Bay’s Ghost Recon Adaptation Moving Forward

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The upcoming adaptation of the “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon” has officially added two writers for the script. Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia have joined the project from Michael Bay for Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Warner Bros. Federman and Scaia were supervising producers on ABC’s “Charlie’s Angels” TV series and writers on Fox’s “Human Target.” They are currently finishing the script for Y: The Last Man and wrote the script for the Zorro reboot at Sony. Continue reading

4 Things Fans Want to See From the TMNT Reboot

Are you ready for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to return to the big screen? Based on what they’ve seen from an early draft of the script, some diehard fans aren’t too crazy about the whole idea.

A leaked draft of the script for “Ninja Turtles” alters the origin story for iconic comic book heroes in a half shell that are stirring controversy. Reported changes include making Casey Jones and April O’ Neil into a teenage couple and turning the turtles from mutants raised in the sewers into aliens from another planet.

Director Michael Bay is spearheading “Ninja Turtles” through Platinum Dunes, his production company. The franchise reboot was green lit by Paramount and is slated for a 2014 release. Bay has built his career on producing and directing action and science fiction films characterized by explosive action scenes and larger-than-life special effects. Paramount turned to Bay to revive the franchise after his success with “The Transformers” trilogy.

Michael Bay was quick to distance himself from the controversial script, saying neither he nor Platinum Dunes had anything to do with it. If Michael Bay wants to satisfy longtime fans of the franchise, these are four things that must be included in “Ninja Turtles” when it finally hits theaters in 2014:

1.) Turtles must be from Earth

Making the ninja turtles come from another planet doesn’t make sense and isn’t necessary. Their origin story has the turtles come forth as a result of chemical enhancements from toxic waste. The same is true with Master Splinter, the rat who becomes their shepherd. They reside in the sewers and use it as their base while they fight villains in relative anonymity. Bringing the turtles in on a spaceship kind of defeats the purpose of working as ninjas. Why not just blast the bad guys with ray guns?

2.) Shredder needs to be the central villain

No Ninja Turtles movie is complete without Shredder as the primary antagonist. He is a villainous ninja master who leads the Foot Clan and battles the turtles while trying to establish world domination. Turning Shredder into an American general in charge of a secret military division called “The Foot” introduces a foreign concept into the franchise. There has never really been an issue with military or government forces.

3.) April O’ Neil and Casey Jones need to be adults

Changing April and Casey into a teenage couple undermines what their characters are all about. One reason they work as adults is that they can do things for the Ninja Turtles in the outside world while they remain in the shadows. April and Casey are valuable allies in fighting villains. It’s hard for them to fill their roles in a realistic manner if they’re teenagers.

4.) The movie needs a “Dark Knight” style approach

If the new reboot is true to the original comics, it needs to have a dark edge to it. No campy plots or dopey humor will cut it. Movie fans proved with the Dark Knight trilogy that they like gritty realism to guide the plot and define the characters. It will give the movie added layers of depth.

This guest post was authored by Miranda Perez. When Miranda isn’t blogging about the latest restaurants and trends, she is traveling to discover new and delicious creations. Her frequent flier miles are her most prized possession.