UPDATE: Michael Bay Attacked By Man Wielding Air Conditioner on ‘Transformers’ Set

Michael Bay directing "Transformers"
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No cast or crew members were injured in the incident

Michael Bay’s movie sets are widely known for their big, explosive action sequences but on Thursday, the filmmaker became the action in a bizarre incident on the set of his latest movie, “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”

According to a Paramount spokesman, a man (“allegedly under the influence of narcotics)”, stormed on set and swung an air conditioner unit at Bay’s head.

Bay, who was not injured, then “ducked and wrested the air conditioner from his attacker, preventing what could have been a serious accident.”

Earlier reports suggested the director had been attacked by two brothers in Quarry Bay, where the Mark Wahlberg-starrer is currently shooting, which Paramount strongly denied.

“Contrary to several erroneous news reports made today, Bay did not get hurt in a fight on set,” the studio said.

After the man was subdued by Bay, Paramount stated that police scuffled with the air conditioning wielding suspect as well as two other assailants before arresting the three men.

No cast or crew members were injured in the incident.

Transformers 4,” which has been filming for the past four months, hits theaters June 27, 2014.

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  1. sickofit says:

    Bay, who was not injured, then “ducked and wrested the air conditioner from his attacker, preventing what could have been a serious accident.”

    Um, if someone intentionally tried to whack the guy in the head with an air conditioner, how was that accidental??

  2. Bryant Lemelle says:

    Trust me, No crew member was going to jump in & help this legendary D-bag.


  3. Mike says:

    Wow… some people REALLY hate Michael Bay. I mean yeah, his movies could be better, but now you want to hurt the man?

  4. zing zinger says:

    Seems like there’s more than meets the eye to this story.

  5. Everyone in film knows his reputation . Also doubt he himself ‘subdued’ his attacker. I feel badly that Mark Wahlberg is a part of this huge mistake.

  6. denver col says:

    … Nobody gets along with this guy, his actors, his family, AND the AC repairmen???
    Dude is totally twisting this to look like Michael Bay is the victim… He’s never the victim..
    Bay is a giant dick … GIANT

  7. manorborn says:

    Filed under literal blowback.

  8. Chip Rooney says:

    was there no microwave handy?

  9. Glenn C. says:

    I am an American living in Hong Kong and to be very honest here, things like this really don’t happen too often here. Crime is really low here. One of the big benefits of staying here. This incident surprised me but I guess things can happen. I tads somewhere where this happened because the guys didn’t get paid enough as the others around them did for the convenience of shooting there. Or they wanted more money which makes more sense. Everyone wants more! Love living here. Lots of expats here too feel the same. Easy for a foreigner too to live here. Except if you are Michael Bay! Funny, when Nolan was here filming the second Batman film nothing happened to him! He loves HK too. Nolan. Why he chose this place to film.

  10. Bob says:

    He’s not cool and neither is your English.

  11. Nocks Blanco says:

    I’ve heard Michael Bay is a real douchebag. He probably did something to precipitate the purported “attack”…

  12. jake says:

    Did the air conditioner then explode as he walked away in slow motion?

  13. kenmandu says:

    No air conditioners were injured during the incident.

  14. kenmandu says:

    Everybody’s a critic — LOL

  15. Waldo says:

    Bay is such a fuckhead, too bad they did not connect…

  16. joe says:

    umm, aren’t air conditioners kind of heavy to swing at someone’s head? as casey kasem once famously said, somebody should make a concerted effort to use their brain.

  17. Bob Little says:

    Did Bay tell the brothers to chill?

  18. FU says:

    If you’re an “action movie director” and you get bitchslapped by an 5′ angry Chinaman, you BETTER refuse medical treatment!

    • RacistsHaveSmallManhoods says:

      Racist jackass.

      • James S. says:

        Why is this racist? Because they used the term ‘Chinaman’? A man who, by all reports, was Chinese did, in fact, try to bitchslap Michael Bay. Likely, given history and genetics, he was short. If you find the term offensive, that’s fine. But don’t just assume this person is a racist. Maybe their sense of humor is different from yours. You don’t know them. So, don’t be so quick to pull that particular card.

  19. BRice says:

    Hmmm sounds fishy to me. Was he soliciting their services?

  20. Jim says:

    Maybe they saw that god awful PEARL HARBOR movie and had reservations about it.

    I know. The Empire of Japan attack the Hawaiian military base.

    The Fox movie version was better.

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