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Sunday 21 September 2014

Bay: All fine in Transformers fire

Michael Bay is filming Transformers 4

Michael Bay has revealed that no one was injured during a fire on the Transformers 4 set.

The filmmaker clarified reports that a crew member was seriously injured in the fire, explaining that he twisted his ankle in a post on his website, which has since disappeared.

According to Digital Spy, Michael wrote: "Yes there was a small smouldering 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."

Mark Wahlberg stars in the fourth instalment of the shape-shifting robot films, alongside Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing.

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

The director also revealed that a title for the upcoming film has not yet been picked.

He wrote: "There are rumours flying around from various media sites about the title of the next Transformers. I wanted you to hear from me directly that we have not yet chosen a title and anything being reported is absolutely not true. When we have a title to announce, I promise you will hear it from me."

Transformers 4 is set for release in June 2014.

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