At first, the headline “Michael Bay is doing a film about Benghazi” was difficult to get our heads around. In a way it makes perfect sense: Bay loves a sunny set location (the sun gets most of its acting work in Bay’s films) and his ability to craft addicitve action cannot be denied. Still, Benghazi? In 2012? That’s pretty full on for Bay isn’t it? Maybe, but judging by this new trailer, maybe not.
The first trailer for Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi has just been released online. Based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi, the film follows a six strong security team as they fight off a terrorist riot of a US State Department building in Libya. The script was written by Chuck Hogan (great name) and stars John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber and David Denman as the security team. Wait, did you say John Krasinski? That’s right, the actor has done an Adrian Brody/Predators turnaround, bulking up and going full badass.
In true Bad Boys fashion, the security team have their cocky quips and their bravado, but they also have that same irresistible commitment to their duty in the face of certain death that makes for a successful action team.
Could this be a return to form for Bay?
13 Hours will hit UK theatres January 15th 2016.