While working on "Transformers 4" in Hong Kong Michael Bay was recently hit with a real life scene he could use to make a dramatic gangster movie with. The New York Daily News reported on Oct. 17, 2013,
"Michael Bay attacked on ‘Transformers 4’ set in Hong Kong." After an attack by two men who approached the director on his film set in Hong Kong, Bay sustained injuries to the right side of his face.
On Thursday American director and producer Michael Bay was injured in an attack in Hong Kong during filming for his most recent "Transformers" movie. Two brothers who went by the surname of Mak, aged 27 and 28, approached Bay on the set during filming for the American science fiction film. The younger brother demanded payment of HK$100,000 ($12,900) from Bay. It was not clear why the money was being requested.
The elder Mak than walked up and assaulted Bay.
The Hollywood Reporter has also covered on this story. Bay appears lucky not to have ended up in the hospital after he was attacked by two brothers who were demanding money during the shoot of his latest film in the Paramount franchise in Hong Kong. The brothers have been arrested on suspicion of blackmail and assault. Fortunately Bay was not seriously injured and he resumed shooting the film after this incident.