A “zombie” attacked Michael Bay on the set of Transformers 4 in Hong Kong on Thursday. There were no injuries, not even — it seems — to Bay’s indefatigable confidence to continue making awful movies.
Apparently an air-conditioner was involved, too, as it was wielded at the head of the director of such films as Pearl Harbor, The Island, and Pain & Gain.
It was the first day or shooting in Hong Kong (HK Island, specifically). The attackers were identified as brothers surnamed Mak, ages 27 and 28. A Hong Kong police spokesperson says they were trying to blackmail the crew for more money, for whatever reason.
Bay posted about the incident on his website, calling his assailants “drugged up guys.”
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.
A third man was also arrested. You can now resume despising Michael Bay.