[Movies] Michael Bay Developing WWII Action Thriller Sabotage Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.10.2013
Bay is set to produce the film for Paramount…
The Wrap reports that director Michael Bay is planning a historical action thriller called Sabotage. The film is about the Norwegian heavy water sabotage during World War II.
The picture is crently set up at Paramount and is based on a nonfiction book by Neal Bascomb, Sabotage: A Genius Scientist, his Band of Young Commandos, and the Mission to Kill Hitler's Super Bomb. It follows the story of the British Special Operations Executive that trained groups of Norwegian commandos in order to infiltrate and destroy Norway's Vemork Hydroelectric Plant when that the nation was occupied by Axis powers.
The story has previously been adapted for the screen twice before. First in the 1948 Norwegian film, The Fight Over the Heavy Water, which was a quasi-documentary. The next one was The Heroes of Telemark, released in 1965, starring Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, and Michael Redgrave.