Tuesday, December 23, 2014   

Chinese company to sue Transformers producers
(07-08 12:33)

A company that operates a scenic landscape area in southwest China which features in the latest "Transformers'' movie says it will sue its producers for breach of contract.
It is the second Chinese company to make public a dispute with Paramount Pictures over "Transformers: Age of Extinction,'' which heavily courts the Chinese audience with Chinese locations, actors and products and is on track to become China's biggest-ever grossing movie.
The Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Co. Ltd. said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the producers had failed to show its logo prominently in the movie as promised. As a result, it is not clear to viewers that the shots of the scenic spot in the movie are of Wulong, because they are interspersed with scenes from Hong Kong, and other tourist spots are claiming the karst peaks are theirs, it added.
It said it would file a suit at a court in Chongqing city demanding unspecified damages against Paramount Pictures and Beijing-based 1905 Internet Technology Company, one of the movie's Chinese partners. Wulong said it wanted measures taken to mitigate the damage and compensation for direct and indirect economic losses.
Paramount didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 1905 said in a statement on its website that Wulong had not paid them on time. --AP   
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