Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood film director Michael Bay hopes he can convince officials to let him blow up the Gulf of Mexico. The recent oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig has created ideal conditions for a Gulf-wide explosion.
Bay plans to use the massive explosion in the next Transformers movie.
“We need to turn this negative into a positive,” said Bay. “A controlled explosion of the entire Gulf of Mexico will be spectacular and it will get rid of the oil spill in the Gulf. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”
While the explosion has not gained regulatory approval, the studio backing Bay has already launched several satellites to film the event, and Bay has been in discussions with renowned Hollywood pyrotechnics expert Claude VanDuzen to plan the explosion.
“We have to act quickly when we get the green light,” said Bay. “If this spill reaches the coast before the explosion, we could possibly destroy Louisiana, Mississippi and possibly Florida. I wouldn’t mind, but some people may have a problem with that.”
Environmental groups have quickly condemned the plan and wonder why Bay can’t just use “special effects” instead of actually blowing up the Gulf of Mexico.
“The Transformers movies are known for their realism, so faking such an immense explosion would be disingenuous to the viewers who expect more,” said Bay.
If allowed to move forward the explosion would be the second largest in movie history. George Lucas blowing up the Earth’s second moon for Star Wars: A New Hope would still top the list.
President Obama has been reported to be strongly considering the Bay proposal, and BP Oil, responsible for the spill, also is backing the Bay solution.