'Transformers' Set Attacked Again In Hong Kong
The Associated Press reports a woman was setting up for production on top of a roof when she was approached by four men who demanded money from her. She called police and one man was arrested.
It's the second time the production was interrupted by extortion attempts. Bay wrote last week, "… some drugged up guys were being belligerent a**es 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 (and) threw the air unit on the floor and pushed him away. That's when the security jumped on him.
"…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.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to hit theaters next summer.