Last year, we reported on the bizarre story regarding Michael Bay being attacked in Hong Kong during filming on Transformers: Age of Extinction. Initial reports stated that two local men had been trying to extort the production, and when Bay refused, the director got punched in the face. The men were arrested, and the Bay resumed filming. It was a little schadenfreude for Bay’s detractors, but not much more. However, the studio then sent out a clarification saying Bay was not punched in the face, but was attacked by a man who “was wielding an air conditioning unit as his weapon of choice,” a sentence that is no less strange today than it was last October. Bay also sent out a statement detailing the event.
At the press day for Transformers: Age of Extinction, Bay sat down with Steve and told the story with some new details. Hit the jump for what he had to say.