When Michael Bay isn't blowing up robots in his TRANSFORMERS films, he seems to take a lot of interest in war films. His latest film, 13 HOURS was evidence of this, and while the movie itself wasn't perfect, it did show a bit of deft and finesse that are otherwise nonexistent in his more blockbuster outings.
Variety is now reporting that Bay's production company is working to adapt the yet-to-be-released memoir and life of Brett Velicovich, a former U.S. Army Delta Force fighter and drone warfare expert who used his skills to help fight terrorists overseas. The outlet continues to state that the story will feature never-before-revealed details regarding ISIS and their rise to power.
"It offers a suspenseful account of Velicovich’s special ops drone strikes, which targeted some of the world’s most wanted terrorists. After chronicling his wartime service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the story will take readers and moviegoers through his adventures in Somalia and Kenya where, as a civilian, he adapted his drone expertise to capture poachers of African rhinos and other endangered animals."
There is no word yet on whether or not Bay will simply produce the film or if he will hop on as director. As the film finishes up its development, we'll likely know more, but given the recent interest in modern war films, along with Bay's seeming interest in similar matters, I'd be surprised if he passed it along to someone else to helm.
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