Michael Bay has been charged with killing a pigeon in Italy for an incident on the units of his 2019 Netflix film 6 Underground starring Ryan Reynolds. The Italian government said that a homing pigeon was killed in the course of production in Rome in 2018. The American filmmaker has denied the fees against him and shared that he has tried to clear the case with the authorities over time, but not nothing has come of it.
The incident reportedly came about throughout the center of a take in Rome while a homing pigeon was killed with the aid of a dolly. An unknown character witnessed the twist of fate, took a picture, and sent the report to the Italian government. The country’s regulation makes it unlawful to harm, kill or seize any wild birds. Therefore, pigeons are a protected species in Italy and the European Union (EU), which is blanketed below the Birds Directive.
According to The Wrap, Michael disregarded the charges against him. He asserted, “I am a famous animal lover and principal animal activist. No animal worried inside the production turned into injured or harmed. Or on any other production I’ve worked on in the past 30 years.”
He said, “We have clean video evidence, a mess of witnesses, and protection officers that exonerate us from those claims. And disproves their one paparazzi picture — which offers a false tale.” Michael additionally shared that there was an ongoing courtroom case approximately it so that he couldn’t expose extra, but he was assured that he might have his ‘day in court’.
The filmmaker also shared that he and his lawyers had attempted to clear the problem with the authorities for the duration of this time. But they desired him to settle and pay a small fine which he refused because it required him to plead responsible for harming an animal.
6 Underground started filming in July 2018 in Rome, Florence, Sienna, and Taranto. The crew wrapped up in December 2018. The action film functions Ryan as a billionaire recognized handiest as One who units up a vigilante squad with five others who’ve faked their deaths to move up against the terrible men. The Netflix feature additionally starred Corey Hawkins, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Dave Franco, Adria Arjona, Ben Hardy, Lior Raz, and Mélanie Laurent.
Michael’s final movie Ambulance was set and shot in Los Angeles, California. The heist mystery starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as adopted brothers who take over an ambulance after a robbery and take the paramedics, played by Eiza González and Jackson White, hostage.