Michael Bay - Michael Bay attacked on Transformers set

Michael Bay was attacked on the set of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' in Hong Kong.

The action director - who is currently shooting the fourth instalment of the alien robot franchise in China - received injuries to the right side of his face after two brothers attempted to demand HK$100,000 (£8,030) from him, according to local press.

The two men confronted Bay, 48, on the film's set, but things quickly turned sour and police were called to the scene.

One of the assailants is thought to have attacked the director, as well as three police officers. Bay opted not to go to hospital for treatment and instead carried on shooting in the busy area.

The men were charged on suspicion of blackmail and assault.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' stars an all new-cast led by Mark Wahlberg. The film will also feature Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer.

The movie is partially shooting in China under a co-production deal between Paramount Pictures and the state-owned China Movie Channel. In addition to the Hollywood cast, Bay has also cast some Chinese actors in the movie, including Li Bingbing.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is due for release in June 2014.


Tags: Michael Bay - Nicola Peltz - Jack Reynor - Sophia Myles - Stanley Tucci - Kelsey Grammer


More Michael Bay

Michael Bay "Passing on the Transformers Baton" - But Does Anybody Want It?

Michael Bay, the action movie director who scored a hit over the weekend with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, says he will hand over the baton...

10 Of The Worst 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reviews

Critics haven't exactly been kind to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which opened in US theatres on Friday. Scoring just 20% on Rotten...

Well Done Guys, Now They're Making A 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Sequel

Despite being one of the worst reviewed big-budget movies since...well, since Transformers: Age of Extinction. Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pulled in $65 million...

After Box Office Shelling, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Is Getting A Sequel

After the poorly received TMNT movie managed to claw at a box office victory this weekend ($65 million domestic, according to Box Office Mojo), Paramount...


'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is Awful - But It's Gonna Take $60 Million

Despite reviews so appalling they bordered on the ridiculous, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should comfortably overhaul Guardians of the Galaxy at the box-office this weekend,...

So, Yeah...'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' About That...

There's really no excuses here. Despite not one single person clamouring for a rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Paramount went and did it anyway...

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Premiere Hits Los Angeles [Pictures]

The stars of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot were out in full force on Sunday 3 August for the film’s premiere in Los Angeles....

The Purge: Anarchy Movie Review

After last year's break-out hit thriller, writer-director James DeMonaco is back with the flip-side of the story, which jettisons the irony and and thematic subtlety...



Michael Bay Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michael Bay

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All