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Michael Bay in Talks to Direct Sony Action Film 'Black Five'

The filmmaker may have found a home for his next feature.
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The filmmaker may have found a home for his next feature.

Michael Bay may have found a home for his next action feature.

The Transformers filmmaker is in talks with Sony to direct Black Five. Plot details for what is being described as an ensemble thriller have not been revealed although sources have indicated it centers on an elite military team with advanced technology.

It is known that Ehren Kruger, who worked with Bay on several Transformers movies, penned the script and that  a video game is being developed concurrently with the feature project.

Prolific producer Erwin Stoff, who worked with Bay on the real-life military drama 13 Hours, will produce.

Sony had no comment on the project.

Bay is coming off of wrapping up his first feature for Netflix, Six Underground, which stars Ryan Reynolds and returns the filmmaker to more earthbound stories after spending years in the world of Transformers (occasional outside forays such as 13 Hours and Pain & Gain notwithstanding). Six Underground is due to be the biggest movie for the streamer since the Will Smith-starrer Bright.

Bay is repped by WME.

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