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13 Hours: Michael Bay film set built near Flower Power

Kevin Schembri Orland Monday, 30 March 2015, 11:06 Last update: about 10 years ago

A rather large film set is being built in Ta’ Qali, which, according to sources, will serve as part of Michael Bay’s new film called 13 hours.

The set is being build adjacent to flower power, and is primarily being constructed out of wood and stone. The footprint is quite large.

Questions sent to MEPA received the following response - “activities at the ex-Flower Power site at Ta' Qali are being carried out according to a consent granted by MEPA for filming activities.  The latest inspection confirmed that the site is being cleared in preparation for filming.  The consent includes the construction of several temporary structures including boundary walls”.

The plot surrounds the killing of an American Ambassador during an attack at a US compound in Libya, as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Aside from being shot in Malta, filming will also take place in Morocco. The Hollywood Reporter, in a recent article, said that filming will begin in April and that the political drama is a movie adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff's book relating to the 2012 attack on the US compound in Libya that left the US Ambassador dead.

Michael Bay is best known as the director of Transformers, Pearl Harbour, Bad Boys 2 and Armageddon.

John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini and David Denman are set to star in the movie.

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