There’s been some rumors about a fire breaking out in a house on the Texas set of Transformers 4. The said that director Michael Bay and star Mark Wahlberg “narrowly escaped” the fire and that another person broke an ankle. Michael Bay has now addressed the report on his site and said the following:
“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.”
In related news, MLive is reporting that the production is already preparing for the Detroit shoot:
The Michael Bay-directed film ‘Transformers 4’ is expected to be shot this summer in Detroit and appears to already have crews working hard on set building downtown.
A guard watching the site, representing Wolverine Security, told me last week the Transformer’s crew is building a town, surrounding existing buildings like the old United Artists Theater and David Whitney, that will be a part of the film.
The security guard, who declined to identify himself, said work on the “town” is expected to be complete by crews sometime in July.
Transformers 4 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 27, 2014.