Michael Bay is the winner! There was a quiet bidding war going on in Hollywood over a non-fiction book proposal called “Sabotage,” and now it’s over. Paramount Pictures came out of the fray with the proposal by author Neal Bascomb for … Continue reading

Michael Bay Wins Bidding War For Non-Fiction WWII Thriller

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Michael Bay is the winner!

There was a quiet bidding war going on in Hollywood over a non-fiction book proposal called “Sabotage,” and now it’s over. Paramount Pictures came out of the fray with the proposal by author Neal Bascomb for an undisclosed amount.

Now, Paramount is pairing Michael Bay in a producer role with Bascomb on-board presumably to write the screenplay. Paramount is being very quiet about what the proposal covered, but The Wrap did some digging into the World War II event “Sabotage” was supposed to be about:

Set in 1942, the story follows a brilliant scientist who flees the Gestapo to inform the Allies that the Nazis are secretly developing a nuclear program at an industrial fortress called Vermork deep in the mountainous expanse of Norway’s Telemark region. Knowing that Hitler gaining nuclear capabilities would be unthinkably catastrophic, the Allies assemble a fearless team of nine Norwegian refugee commandos to infiltrate the Nazi-occupied country.  In an apparent suicide mission, this team must brave the arctic landscape and pull off an impossibly daring assault on Vermork, which sits perched on impenetrable, icy cliffs. With little more than parachutes, skis, tommy guns, and explosives, the team is the Allies’ only hope to halt Hitler’s nuclear ambitions, and their adventure is one of WWII most thrilling, action-packed tales.

Sounds like a good, old-fashioned World War II, Nazi-hating action thriller!

With Norwegians.

Bay is on board just as a producer right now, but that doesn’t rule this out as his next possible project after he extincts the Trans4mers.

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  • Hephaestus1

    “Non-Fiction” means fake, right? RIGHT?!!!

    Oh dear.

  • YoYo

    no—-two negatives are a positive (real)…..fiction means fake

  • moviefan123

    With little more than parachutes, skis, tommy guns, and EXPLOSIVES!!!!!

    It looks we are going to be getting another Pearl Harbor explosion filled historically inaccurate terrible storyline and acting WWII film from Michael Bay.

  • Conspiracyin559

    Fucking Epic. A Hot female Norwegian Agent leads her team again the Uber Machines and men of the 3rd Reich! Can wait to see the ending where she hand to hand fights with SS Robots…sweat glistening off her exposed porcelain Nordic cleavage …before planting the already active Nuke Core under Hitlers Bunker; and how the allies covered up the 5kt underground detonation! Bayhem!

  • no more boom boom bay

    can it be called non-fiction after bay adds a silly amount of explosions

  • jamthemaj

    I love a good WWII flick, but with Bay involved I’m not expecting one. For shame!!!!

  • Ultron_Nr1

    Nine Norwegians played by Americans. Dwayne Johnson, and Marky Mark are all onboard.

  • WalrusApocalypse

    If you are the writer of this book you have to be depressed right now.

  • http://knuts-film-blog.blogspot.co.uk/ Paxton

    Hang on, isn’t this what The Heroes Of Telemark was about? The film which is going to be celebrating its 50th birthday at the same time this piece of Bayhem comes out?

    Why couldn’t Sony/Columbia just remake that, and completely bypass the rights issue?

  • http://knuts-film-blog.blogspot.co.uk/ Paxton

    Love your Av.

  • Slag, kaiju da fenda do seu cu

    I heard that the next project of Michael Bay is to explode Belo Horizonte!