Official Trailer 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers Of BenghaziLMNOLA
Paramount Pictures, along with Transformers Director Michael Bay and John Krasinski of the Office team up for an action / war film about one of the most controversial attacks on American diplomats, soldiers and citizens in the new millennium.
And while this is a far cry from transforming robots named Autobots and Decepticons, Michael Bay is no stranger to truth over fiction, having Directed Pearl Harbor and Pain & Gain, which was loosely based around a group of bodybuilding criminals.
On September 11th, 2012, Islamic militants attacked two American compounds in Benghazi, Libya, killing two CIA contractors, a US foreign service information management officer, and a US ambassador "? Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens became the first US ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since the late 1970s. Following the attack, State Department officials received continued criticism for failing to provide additional security support before the attack, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still embroiled in controversy among some right-wing critics over unreleased internal emails.
Personally, it's hard to trust films like this. One can only hope a Director would not be swayed by the usual National Propaganda that war films depict. Ultimately when it comes to films like this and Zero Dark Thirty, nobody really knows what happened unless you were one of the few actually present during the incident.
And I do find it a bit strange to see John Krasinski leave the office to be smack dab in a War Zone. But I guess Krasinski is trying on his Super Hero helmets on for size.
13 Hours is set to release on January 15th (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday) 2016