Paramount working to resolve investment firm fall-out
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 01:24
Paramount Pictures is working to resolve a fall-out over scenes that a Chinese investment firm wanted removed from ''Transformers: Age of Extinction''. Francis Maguire reports.
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It's set to be one of the smash-hits of the summer, with some big action scenes and major Hollywood stars leading the line-up.
But that hasn't stopped one Chinese investment firm ending it's relationship with the makers of the latest "Transformers" movie.
Beijing Pangu says Paramount Pictures hasn't met the obligations of a sponsorship deal, but didn't go into detail on what that was.
And it's asked for scenes of the company's distinctive dragon-shaped building to be removed from the film.
But the movie's director, Michael Bay, says he's proud of shots he made of the Pangu Plaza.
SOUNDBITE Director of "Transformers: Age of Extinction", Michael Bay, saying (English):
"The hotel looks beautiful. That's the reason why I picked that building because of the dragon. We worked very hard to get an air shot because it's such an iconic building and it's one of the great-looking buildings in Beijing. So I'm proud of the stuff we shot for Pangu."
Paramount Pictures says it's hoping to get the issue solved soon.
SOUNDBITE Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures, Rob Moore, saying (English):
"We think in the film it looks fantastic, and we hope that when everybody sees the movie, they will see that, and we want to make sure that they feel good about that relationship and we have a group of people there right now and we are very hopeful that it will get resolved very quickly."
Pangu Plaza couldn't be reached for comment.
But whether the fall-out is resolved or not Mark Wahlberg's new movie will still be hitting the big screen on June 27th.
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