I first read this headline
Director Michael Bay has hit back at Bruce Willis after the actor wrote an Internet blog vowing never to work with him again.
The pair fell out on the set of Armageddon, prompting Willis to recently write, "Few people will work with Bay now, and I know I will never work with him again. A screaming director does not make for a pleasant set experience."
Then I find this reply from Michael Bay
Hard to believe it really is Bruce saying that stuff on AICN. I loved working with Bruce. He gave me a big hug one month ago at the GM party and we talked for 20 minutes. We even talked about working together again! I mean it would be sad if he felt this way – he’s never one to hide his feelings – I say sad, in that he wouldn’t be man enough to say it to my face. But truly sad that such a big time actor would have to hide on a little talk back section. So I really don’t believe this story.
I find it also totally odd that my agents at William Morris got the call from Bruce’s people to inquire if I would like to helm Die Hard 4, but I was already on Transformers.
Then I read this reply from Bruce Willis
I a have just asked one of ‘my people’ who would be in a position to know, and he confirms that yes, the DH4 script did indeed go out to Michael Bay, but he already had a movie.
During that time the script was being sent out by Fox mostly, but I was unaware of it going out specifically to M. Bay.
I was raised to believe that unless you have something nice to say about someone, you shouldn’t say anything at all. What I will say is I feel no real bitterness towards Michael Bay, and when I bump into him we get along great.
The media loves this kind of controversy, so I will leave this question alone from this point on.
Both sides looks like "man" enough and I guess this might be a great example of the middlemen or the media screwing up the communication. Sigh, but both Bruce Willis and Michael Bay gained some points.