Even though he’s still working on Transformers: Age of Extinction, it appears Michael Bay is wasting no time planning ahead for his next movie. Paramount won a bidding war for the rights to Neal Bascomb’s upcoming non-fiction novel Sabotage: A Genius Scientist, His Band of Young Commandos and the Mission to Kill Hitler’s Super Bomb (geez and people think S.H.I.E.L.D. is a mouthful) and have hired Bay to produce and possibly direct the adaptation.
Set during World War II, Sabotage tells the story of a scientist who escapes the Gestapo to warn the Allies of Hitler’s secret nuclear program in an industrial fortress called Vermork located deep in Norway’s mountainous Telemark region. To prevent Hitler’s nuclear program from succeeding, the Allies assemble nine Norwegian commandos to secretly invade the Nazi-occupied country and stage an assault on Vermork.
While this could make for a potentially interesting movie, the fact that Bay is attached to it already has me skeptical at best. While my still fresh bitterness of watching Pain and Gain may be doing some of the talking here, I think he may be the worst possible choice to produce (let alone direct) anything having to do with World War II. He has already proven with Pearl Harbor that he doesn’t have the slightest clue how to make a war movie by taking one of the greatest tragedies in American history and turning it into one of the most idiotic love triangles to ever be put to film. While it probably won’t be as bad if he decides to just produce it, his producing credits aren’t really anything to brag about either.
Do you think Paramount made the right call with Bay as producer? Who do you think would make a good director? Will Sabotage be a good movie? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.
Source: The Wrap