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Michael Bay Statement Regarding Transformers 4 Pflugerville, TX Fire

Transformers News: Michael Bay Statement Regarding Transformers 4 Pflugerville, TX Fire

Friday, June 14th, 2013 1:32PM CDT

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Posted by: El Duque   Views: 12,537

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Those of you who have been keeping up with the "Transformers 4" filming news will recall there was a small fire on a filming location in Pflugerville, TX. The fire broke out in the attic of a 100 year old farm house, and there were some reports that it might have been the result of pyrotechnics that were being used during filming. The fire was quickly controlled and only one injury was reported. Apparently some of the various entertainment websites have really been blowing this fire out of proportion, enough so that director Michael Bay has issued the following statement regarding the fire:

Shooting of Transformers 4 is going great with Wahlberg and the new cast. We are having a great time in Texas.

I’m reading how the news makes everything more dramatic than real life. I guess the truth was just too unexciting. Yes there was a small smoldering fire at a house and no, no one was injured during the fire. And no, no one “just narrowly escaped” as the news dramatically states. A crew member though twisted his ankle after falling in a gopher hole on the ranch.

The fire was put out in a brief 15 minutes by a great fire crew on set. It was an attic fire and cause is unknown. No we were not shooting in the attic, we were shooting outside on the ranch.
Michael
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Re: Michael Bay Statement Regarding Transformers 4 Pflugerville, TX Fire (1495287)
Posted by xtreme_awesomo on June 14th, 2013 @ 1:35pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Those of you who have been keeping up with the "Transformers 4" filming news will recall there was a small fire on a farm filming location in Pflugerville, TX. The fire broke out in the attic of a 100 year old farm house, and there were some reports that it might have been result of pyrotechnics that were been used during filming. The fire was quickly controlled and only one injury was reported. Apparently some of the various entertainment websites have really been blowing this fire out of proportion, enough so that director Michael Bay has issued the following statement regarding the fire:

Shooting of Transformers 4 is going great with Wahlberg and the new cast. We are having a great time in Texas.

I’m reading how the news makes everything more dramatic than real life. I guess the truth was just too unexciting. Yes there was a small smoldering fire at a house and no, no one was injured during the fire. And no, no one “just narrowly escaped” as the news dramatically states. A crew member though twisted his ankle after falling in a gopher hole on the ranch.

The fire was put out in a brief 15 minutes by a great fire crew on set. It was an attic fire and cause is unknown. No we were not shooting in the attic, we were shooting outside on the ranch.
Michael




That's true the media did blow it wrong. Only think it was a old house but that's it'. Things happen.. Yea there here for another week in Texas then moving to Detriot... I was the only person in my town to get close up pics of the cars. :D
Re: Michael Bay Statement Regarding Transformers 4 Pflugerville, TX Fire (1495304)
Posted by El Duque on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:22pm CDT
xtreme_awesomo wrote:That's true the media did blow it wrong. Only think it was a old house but that's it'. Things happen.. Yea there here for another week in Texas then moving to Detriot... I was the only person in my town to get close up pics of the cars.


Got any good images you could share?
Re: Michael Bay Statement Regarding Transformers 4 Pflugerville, TX Fire (1495308)
Posted by hinomars19 on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:33pm CDT
Love the bit about the poor guy twisting his ankle in a gopher hole. Hope he is OK of course. But this is why the media is such a pain. It's not that they lie they are just damn good at twisting the truth. >:oP
Re: Michael Bay Statement Regarding Transformers 4 Pflugerville, TX Fire (1495314)
Posted by xtreme_awesomo on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:50pm CDT
hinomars19 wrote:Love the bit about the poor guy twisting his ankle in a gopher hole. Hope he is OK of course. But this is why the media is such a pain. It's not that they lie they are just damn good at twisting the truth. >:oP


Yea te media messes everything up at times. Poor guy. Are you guys enjoying the weather and awesome scenery?
Re: Michael Bay Statement Regarding Transformers 4 Pflugerville, TX Fire (1495368)
Posted by kriksix on June 14th, 2013 @ 5:51pm CDT
erm, who knows? I don't know. But the idea of it not being Optimus seems insane to me - the flat nose truck form is what too many people see as the iconic image of Prime for it to be Galvatron or Hot Rod or whoever imhmfo. Maybe it's just a homage like they did with the VWBeetle in #1, which would be kinda lame.. but I'm hoping it's just that all the known bots need to change their alt modes to improve their disguises what with all their previous high profile activities n all. A change in size wouldn't remotely bother me. Prime changing alt mode to his G1 form, with a movie aesthetic/blend in robo mode would, to me, be AWESOME. still, whatever, I'm loving the intrigue.
Re: Michael Bay Statement Regarding Transformers 4 Pflugerville, TX Fire (1495643)
Posted by xtreme_awesomo on June 15th, 2013 @ 5:48pm CDT
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El Duque wrote:
xtreme_awesomo wrote:That's true the media did blow it wrong. Only think it was a old house but that's it'. Things happen.. Yea there here for another week in Texas then moving to Detriot... I was the only person in my town to get close up pics of the cars.


Got any good images you could share?


i got these? i was the first in my town to get this close with pics :D
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