Michael Bay Describes His Zombie-Like Attacker on the ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Set

The filmmaker reveals it took seven security guards to subdue his would-be assailant. He compared the disgruntled man to a zombie in ‘World War Z’.

Michael Bay describes his zombie-like attacker on the Transformers: Age of Extinction set
Michael Bay describes his zombie-like attacker on the Transformers: Age of Extinction set
Earlier today, we reported there was an incident on the Hong Kong set of Transformers: Age of Extinction where director Michael Bay was attacked by a man with an air conditioner unit. The filmmaker has responded by telling his side of the story with a statement on his official website that adds more context to this unusual attack.

"Hi, it's Michael.

Yes, the story 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."

It isn't known how long Michael Bay will be shooting this action-sequel in China for, but hopefully this story serves as a warning for anyone who tries to interfere with the Bayhem at hand.

Transformers: Age of Extinction was released June 27th, 2014 and stars Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

Sources: MichaelBay.com

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Comments (12)

  1. Aryaza

    Marky Mark shoulda beat the sh*t out of them.

    1 year agoby @aryazaFlag

  2. Sean

    Crazy story!

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    ROFL!! Anything for publicity!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. Diaigma

    Because we ALL know World War Z zombies attack with air conditioner units :P

    1 year agoby @diaigmaFlag

  5. CoreyB

    @skywise seriously stupid haha. people are nuts

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  6. David garcia

    Im surprised that Mr. Spielberg didn't send some velociraptors at that two Chinese bros.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  7. Raoul Duke

    Cool story, Hansel.

    1 year agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  8. ObiWanShinobi

    Lol, he dodged that sh*t.

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  9. K.Guy

    XD what a story

    1 year agoby @kguyFlag

  10. skywise

    This is just so bizarre. I mean I am no Bay fan but come on...get a grip people.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. thedude-abides

    Rofl... Hearing Bay describe how he shunned his attacker by throwing his AC unit on the ground and pushing him away is just downright hilarious.

    What a dick.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

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