Michael Bay to produce, direct World War II thriller `Sabotage`

PTI| Updated: Oct 12, 2013, 13:22 PM IST

Los Angeles: Filmmaker Michael Bay is looking to produce and direct World War II drama `Sabotage`, an action-packed story about a group of fearless Norwegians on a mission to infiltrate the Nazi-occupied country.

The movie will be based on Neal Bascomb`s non-fiction book proposal about the historical Norwegian heavy water sabotage, reported Aceshowbiz.

Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to the non-fiction book proposal from Bascomb.

Set in 1942, the story follows an apparent suicide mission by nine Norwegian refugee commandos to sabotage Hitler`s secret nuclear program. This team must brave the arctic landscape and destroy Norway`s Vemork Hydroelectric Plant on icy cliffs.

The Norwegian heavy water sabotage has been adapted into film at least twice. The first one is a 1948 semi-documentary by Norwegian production `The Fight Over the Heavy Water`.

The second one is `The Heroes of Telemark` released in 1965. Directed by Anthony Mann, it was supported by Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, and Michael Redgrave.

Bay`s new movie `Transformers: Age of Extinction` will be released on June 27 next year.