China scene-stealer turns in £2m Transformer suit

A CHINESE tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of Transformers: Age of Extinction for failing to show its logo in the blockbuster film.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Picture:PA

Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Group, which manages Wulong Scenic Area in south-west China, said it is seeking 20.8 million yuan (£2 million), from Paramount and the 1905 Internet Technology production company for reneging on their contract. It has filed a lawsuit at a court in Chongqing.

Some of the scenes in the film – which stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer – were shot at the beauty spot.

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Wulong officials claimed filmgoers were confused about where the scenes were shot as its logo did not appear on screen as agreed.

“If they’re not able to remedy the situation we may just have to go to court,” a spokesman for the company said.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth in a series about form-changing robots that save the world and has raked in more than 1.38 billion yuan in China – its highest-grossing movie ever.

Earlier this week it emerged the tourism firm wanted Paramount to show the logo “China Wulong” in all DVDs, TV and digital platforms on which the film will be shown, and had asked producers to return 4.8m yuan in contract payments.