Michael Bay attacked on-set of ‘Transformers 4’ by man wielding an air conditioner!





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Director Michael Bay has been shooting Transformers 4: Age of Extinction in Arizona, Utah, Texas, Michigan, Illinois and Washington since May. He has now moved his crew to Hong Kong, and on the first day of shooting, Bay got himself into a spot of bother with three locals.

The three local men, thought to be brothers, were trying to bully Bay and his crew to get more money out of them, but Bay was having non of it. You can hear is response now, “Bay won’t pay!”. However, the locals were intent on trying to swindle extra cash from the director, and turned up on set in the morning and annoyed the crew for hours. Later on things got heated, and one of the men attacked Bay with an air conditioner, but thankfully Bay ducked, punched the man and managed to subdue him until police arrived.

Paramount released an official statement explaining what happened:

“Contrary to several erroneous news reports, Bay did not get hurt in a fight on his set. The production company did have a rather bizarre encounter with a man (allegedly under the influence of a narcotic substance) who was wielding an air conditioning unit as his weapon of choice.

The young man, who had earlier accosted several other crew members, barreled onto the set in Quarry Bay and swung the cumbersome appliance directly at Bay’s head. The director ducked and wrested the air conditioner from his attacker, preventing what could have been a serious accident. The company’s security team quickly stepped in and subdued the assault. The police, who also scuffled with the assailant and two of his companions, ultimately arrested the three men. No one on the cast or crew was injured and the production immediately resumed filming without further incident”

Wanting to get his version of events clear also, Bay released his own story as well, which is naturally a little more action packed:

“Hi, it’s Michael.

Yes, the story is being passed around is not all true! Yes, some drugged up guys were being belligerent asses to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day in Hong Kong. One guy rolled metal carts into some of my actors trying to shake us down for thousands of dollars to not play his loud music or hit us with bricks.

Every vendor where we shot got paid a fair price for our inconvenience, but he wanted four times that amount. I personally told this man and his friends to forget it we were not going to let him extort us. He didn’t like that answer. So an hour later he came by my crew as we were shooting, carrying a long air conditioner unit. He walked right up to me and tried to smack my face, but I ducked threw the air unit on the floor and pushed him away. That’s when the security jumped on him. But it took seven big guys to subdue him. It was like a Zombie in Brad Pitt’s movie World War Z—he lifted seven guys up and tried to bite them. He actually bit into one of the guards Nike shoe, insane. Thank god it was an Air Max, the bubble popped, but the toe was saved.

Then it took fifteen Hong Kong cops in riot gear to deal with these punks. In all, four guys were arrested for assaulting the officers.

After that, we had a great day shooting here in Hong Kong”

About Matt Wavish 9999 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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