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Transformers director Michael Bay attacked in Hong Kong

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Steven Spielberg with MICHAEL BAY
He may be my least favourite movie director (should I be typing this in caps when talking about Bay?  You know?  Loud, in your face etc.)  anyway, as I was saying he may be my least favourite movie director but I wouldn't wish this on him and commend him for continuing to work.

From the BBC News website:
American film director Michael Bay has been injured in an attack in Hong Kong while filming on the set of his latest Transformers film.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of blackmail and assault after they demanded money from the film crew, police have said.

Mr Bay, 48, received injuries to the right side of his face.

But he declined to seek treatment and continued filming in a busy area of Hong Kong island.

A local newspaper in Hong Kong reported that three men caused what it called "a huge disturbance" to the filming of the American science-fiction film.

It said that the men could have missed out on disturbance fees which the film crew paid to shop and business owners whose businesses were likely to be affected during filming.

The two men approached Mr Bay on the set during filming, a police spokeswoman told Reuters.

One of them demanded payment of HK$100,000 ($13,000; £8,000).

As the discussion continued, the man assaulted Mr Bay and also attacked three police officers who tried to intervene, police say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24566287

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