BEIJING (AP) — A second Chinese company says it will sue the producers of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” for breach of contract, state media reported Tuesday.
Huang Daosheng, the general manager of Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Co. Ltd., told a news conference Monday that the producers had failed to show its logo in the movie as promised, according to state media reports. Calls to the company rang unanswered.
The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the company paid an undisclosed sum to promote the scenic area it operates in southwest China and that it would file suit at a court in Chongqing city against Paramount Pictures and a Beijing-based producer. It quoted the tourist attraction marketing manager Li Chu as saying that the movie also combines images of Wulong with scenes shot in Hong Kong and thereby confuses the audience. Paramount didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Last month, a Beijing property developer said it had filed a lawsuit alleging that Paramount and two of its Chinese associates had failed to deliver on pledges to hold the movie premiere at its hotel and feature images of its property in trailers and movie posters. Soon after the developer and Paramount said they had smoothed out the dispute.