Michael Bay Attacked On The Set Of Transformers 4 In China
Earlier today while filming Transformers 4 in China, a trio of drugged-up men attempted to assault Michael Bay, with the director fighting back an assailant.
Allegedly the men were attempting to extort money from Michael Bay when one of the men picked up an air conditioner trying to strike Bay. Bay was forced to defend himself, ducked out of the way and pushed the man back. It's thought the men were on some sort of drugs as it took both security and police to take them down.
Check out Michael Bay's full report on the assault in Hong Kong:
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.
Back in December of 2011, Christian Bale got into a skirmish while filming in China, as well.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction has a Summer 2014 release directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller and Kelsey Grammar.