Magazine article Screen International

China Spat over Transformers 4 Ends

Magazine article Screen International

China Spat over Transformers 4 Ends

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The China release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction is to go ahead this week after a dispute involving the owners of a hotel featured in the film appears to have come to a conclusion.

Pangu Investments, whose Pangu Plaza Hotel appears in the fourth entry in the sci-fi series, allegedly sought to delay the release and took to the courts because it felt unhappy over the hotel's depiction in the film.

However this week Jiaflix, a production partner on the film with Paramount that was established by former Academy chief Sid Ganis, Marc Ganis and Kenneth Huang, issued a statement suggesting the matter was approaching full resolution.

According to Jiaflix, Paramount and Pangu held a press conference in which they said they had ended the dispute and the release was set to go ahead as originally planned.

The mainland Chinese premiere of Transformers: Age Of Extinction screened in Beijing on Monday following its recent world premiere in Hong Kong. …

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