At the weekend I had a chat with my Dad, who is a high figure behind the London Royal Docks, about some film-related stuff - in the past he's supervised various films being filmed in the docks (including Spectre and Jason Bourne I believe) and he mentioned that Paddington 2 will be filming a stunt there at some point in the future. Most interesting to me though was what he said about TF5's production. Apparently Michael Bay has been attempting to execute various stunts and film certain scenes without any regard for the local authorities, with a lot of people getting seriously annoyed with how he refuses to take "no" for an answer when he's told that the stunt is too dangerous, or that he's not allowed to film on their property. Before anyone mentions bias or whatever, I don't think this is hyperbole, seeing as how my Dad has only heard this from others and hasn't been approached for use of the docks. Still, I think it's a shame to hear how callous Bay is being - I always respected his practical and attentive filmmaking even if the man himself isn't totally likable, but this makes me question his methods.