TRANSFORMERS film crew in Hong Kong faces Extortion bids!

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TRANSFORMERS NUMBER 4, AGE OF EXTINCTION, IS BEING FILMED IN HONG KONG

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The fourth instalment of the Transformers franchise starring Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz is scheduled for public release in June 2014.

Hong Kong’s striking Victoria Harbour is believed to be among the film’s locations, along with the city’s dense and bustling streets.

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‘Transformers’ set faces second extortion attempt in Hong Kong

'Optimus Prime' attends the grand opening of 'Transformers The Ride - 3D' at Universal Orlando on June 20, 2013 in Florida

Optimus Prime’ attends the grand opening of ‘Transformers The Ride – 3D’ at Universal Orlando on June 20…

Hong Kong (AFP) – Hollywood director Michael Bay’s “Transformers” crew has faced a second extortion attempt in a week while filming in Hong Kong, reports and authorities said Thursday.

Police arrested a man who was suspected of intimidating a member of Bay’s film crew on Wednesday afternoon in the Kowloon City area, where “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was being filmed.

“Four men intimidated her and asked for money” on a rooftop building location, a government statement said without referring to Michael Bay or the movie.

“Police sped to the scene and arrested a 35-year-old male,” it said, adding that the other three are now being sought for “blackmail”.

Transformers‘ set faces second extortion attempt in Hong Kong

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‘Transformers’ set faces second extortion attempt in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Oct 24, 2013): Hollywood director Michael Bay’s “Transformers” crew has faced a second extortion attempt in a week while filming in Hong Kong, reports and authorities said Thursday.

Police arrested a man who was suspected of intimidating a member of Bay’s film crew on Wednesday afternoon in the Kowloon City area, where “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was being filmed.

“Four men intimidated her and asked for money” on a rooftop building location, a government statement said without referring to Michael Bay or the movie.

“Police sped to the scene and arrested a 35-year-old male,” it said, adding that the other three are now being sought for “blackmail”.

The three are suspected members of the Sun Yee On triad, reported the South China Morning Post.

‘Transformers’ set faces second extortion attempt in Hong Kong

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Transformers director Michael Bay attacked in Hong Kong

American file director Michael Bay arrives at the LA Premiere of "Pain and Gain" at the TCL Theatre on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Hollywood Mr Bay has chosen Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and street scenes for his latest film

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.

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.

Police also arrested a third man at the scene.

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

SUN YEE ON
Sun Yee On, or New Righteousness and Peace Commercial and Industrial Guild, is one of the leading triads in Hong Kong and mainland China. It has the most members, more than 55,000, worldwide. It is also believed to be active in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Guangdong Province in China.

The 2012 video game Sleeping Dogs, set in Hong Kong, focuses on the Chinese Triads from the perspective of an undercover agent. The gangs Sun On Yee and 18K are based on the gangs Sun Yee On and 14K. In the game, as in reality, the two gangs are portrayed as harsh rivals who commit violent acts towards each other.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yee_On

Published on Mar 15, 2013

Which one is the undercover cop? More like Dumb On Yee, am I right.

The HKPD outfit is unlocked in the main story once you finish the Year of the Snake DLC. It makes most of the cutscenes a lot funnier.

Sleeping Dogs – The Sun On Yee are the Stupidest Triads Ever (Year of the Snake DLC)

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