13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Trailer
Director Michael Bay retells the harrowing 2012 terrorist attack in the trailer for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. View trailer below.
13 Hours is based on the book of the same name by Mitchell Zuckoff, which chronicles dual terrorist attacks on the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya, which took place on September 11, 2012. The adaptation follows six U.S. soldiers who fought back against the terrorists in the attack, which claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher J. Stevens, a foreign service worker and two contract workers. These six men went far beyond the call of duty that day, and now the true story of their heroism will be told on the big screen.
Given the controversy around the real life Benghazi attacks, it will be interesting to see how this movie will be received. Will be people embrace or just see it as war propaganda by Hollywood? Seeing that effect (as well liking some of the actors in the movie) I myself am interested in seeing this film when it comes out. Not saying that this is bad, but it’s curious that Hollywood has a trend of releasing modern day war bio picks in January. Lone Survivor was first (released national wide on January 10th, 2014), followed by American Sniper (released nationwide on January 16th, 2015) and now this movie next January. Again, nothing bad. Just pointing it out.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi hits theaters beginning of next year on January 15th, 2016.