The owner of Pangu Plaza in Beijing has demanded that Paramount Pictures remove depictions of the company in the latest Transformers installation just a week before the film’s worldwide opening, according to Bloomberg.
Pangu wrote to China’s film regulator to request a delay or even termination of its release, citing Paramount’s failure to live up to a sponsorship accord and a conflicting English-language contract with the studio which is “vastly different” from the Chinese-language contract signed by the company.
“Pangu Plaza has a prominent placement in ‘Transformers 4’ and it looks beautiful onscreen,” Paramount said in a statement. “We regret that Pangu is not currently satisfied with certain aspects of our collaboration and are working to resolve its concerns.”
Transformers: Age of Extinction made its world premier at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui on Thursday with appearances from Hollywood stars including Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci and Chinese actors including Li Bingbing and Han Gengv.
An insider cited by Bloomberg said that the studio doesn’t expect the release to be held up.