Michael Bay Clarifies Transformers 4 Fight Story
There was an on-set incident involving an air-conditioner
There have been reports today that Michael Bay got into a fight on the set of Transformers: Age Of Extinction. However, our sources on set say not so! There was an incident, but this was not a case where a passionate director riled a member of his cast and crew sufficiently that punches were thrown nor, according to this report, did it involve two brothers. Here is the rather more sad report from the set.
"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."
We're glad to hear that everyone is well and uninjured, but it all sounds like a very odd incident indeed. In any case, filming continues in Hong Kong and it looks like there's no lasting effects.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction hits cinemas on July 10, 2014.