Michael Bay, 'Transformers' Director, Attacked on Set in Hong Kong

Image: Michael Bay, 'Transformers' Director, Attacked on Set in Hong Kong Michael Bay, center, with his film crew in Hong Kong, Oct. 17, 2013.

Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 03:34 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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Michael Bay, on the set of "Transformers 4" in Hong Kong, experienced some real-live action Thursday when the director was attacked during filming by a man carrying an air conditioner.

Bay took to his web page to address what happened because press reports weren’t quite getting it right.

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“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,” Bay wrote, explaining that the guys tried to shake the crew down for thousands of dollars to not play loud music or hit them with bricks.

When the crew didn’t bite, and the guy kept coming around, Bay stepped in.

“I personally told this man and his friends to forget it we were not going to let him extort us,” he wrote. “He didn’t like that answer.”

Shortly afterward, the man came back carrying an air conditioning unit and tried to hit Bay in the face.

“But I ducked threw the air unit on the floor and pushed him away,” Bay wrote. “That’s when 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.”

Bay wrote that it took 15 Hong Kong police in riot gear to finally round up the suspects; four were arrested.

Initial reports in the media didn’t get the whole story — some reported that Bay received minor injuries, although he didn’t address that in his online letter — or were slightly erroneous. Reuters said three policemen received minor injuries in the altercation.

A Hong Kong filmmaker, Oliver Thompson, commented on Bay’s story, “Hope you got the shots you needed and please don't think everyone in Hong Kong likes munching on Nike sport shoes!”

The “Transformers 4” cast and crew have been filming around the world for more than four months, and just began filming in Hong Kong. The movie is expected to be released in June 2014.

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