You'd think after filming Transformers 4 for weeks in Chicago that Michael Bay would have been shot in the face or beheaded or whatever happens in that war zone, hell hole disguised as a major city with an inferiority complex, but it took a city with five million more people to try put an end to Michael Bay movies. Thanks, Hong Kong. Reuters reports:
Two brothers surnamed Mak, aged 27 and 28, approached Bay on the set during filming for the American science fiction film and the younger brother demanded payment of HK$100,000 ($12,900), a police spokeswoman told Reuters. It was not immediately clear why the money was requested. As a discussion ensued in a busy area of Hong Kong island, the elder Mak walked up and assaulted the director, the spokeswoman said. The elder brother then attacked three police officers who tried to intervene, she added. The younger brother was arrested on suspicion of blackmail and assault, while the elder Mak was also arrested on suspicion of assault, she said. Bay sustained injuries to the right side of his face, although he declined to seek treatment, the spokeswoman said, adding she did not believe his injuries were serious. Filming continued after the dispute. Bay was not available for comment. When Reuters visited the scene after the assault, the film crew and others working on the set declined to comment.
We shouldn't condone violence in any way, but we all agree that extreme measures must be taken to keep Transformers 5 from being made. We get it. They're talking robots from space that are also cars. Read that last sentence. Four movies have been made based on that premise. Sit back. Let that sink in.
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