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US film industry’s Bay to direct Norway heavy water plant film. American director Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon) could helm a film based on journalist Neal Bascomb’s book ‘Sabotage’ after Paramount Pictures secured the rights. “Sabotage” tells the story of the attempt to scupper the Norway heavy water plant at Rjukan, Telemark County, as part of Hitler’s plan to develop a nuclear bomb in 1943. Another project about the mission is also in the works titled “The Battle for Heavy Water”.

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US film industry’s Bay to direct Norway heavy water plant film

Published on Friday, 11th October, 2013 at 20:36 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

American director Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon) could helm a film based on journalist Neal Bascomb’s book ‘Sabotage’ after Paramount Pictures secured the rights.

Vemork heavy water plant
Vemork heavy water plant
Photo: Anders Beer Wilse/Galleri Nor


“Sabotage” tells the story of the attempt to scupper the Norway heavy water plant at Rjukan, Telemark County, as part of Hitler’s plan to develop a nuclear bomb in 1943.

Another project about the mission is also in the works titled “The Battle for Heavy Water”.

It will be a six-episode TV series that tells both the story of those sent to sabotage the plant, and the story of Werner Heisenberg, one of the scientists involved in the project.

“The Battle for Heavy Water” is likely to hit screens first with an estimated release date of Christmas 2014. The “Sabotage” adaptation is unlikely to be released before 2015.

Several anniversaries marking the attacks on the Vemork plant and the men involved have occurred within the past year or so.

In February, the Norwegian military commemorated theirs that happened 70 years ago.

An anniversary ceremony for those from Britain’s Royal Engineers’ 1st Airborne Division units killed under ‘Operation Freshman’ was held at a graveyard in Western Norway’s Stavanger in November 2012.

The same month also saw the passing of Norway’s Birger Strømsheim who died aged 101. He took part in ‘Operation Gunnerside’ in 1943.

Another Norwegian resistance member, Gunnar ‘Kjakan’ Sønsteby, also passed in 2012. He was 94 years old.




Published on Friday, 11th October, 2013 at 20:36 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

This post has the following tags: vemorkheavywaterplant, rjukan, wwii.





  
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