Scenic spot sues Hollywood blockbuster producers
Last Updated: 2014-07-24 13:38 | Xinhua
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A scenic area in Chongqing Municipality has sued producers of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" Tuesday for failing to show its logo in the movie.

According to the Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism (Group) Co. Ltd., the Wulong Scenic Area has filed a lawsuit at Chongqing No.3 Intermediate People's Court, accusing Paramount Pictures Corporation and Beijing-based 1905 Internet Technology Co., Ltd, another of the film's producers, of violating the contract. The court has accepted the suit.

The area asked Paramount Pictures to show the logo "China Wulong" in the blockbuster in all DVDs, TV and digital platforms, and demanded producers return 4.8 million yuan (about 770,000 U.S. dollars) of contract payment.

Moreover, it has required producers to bear its economic losses of four million yuan as the area closed for several days while shooting the film, and to compensate its expected profit losses of 12 million yuan.

The Chongqing company claimed that producers promised to show the logo of the scenic spot on the screen, but the logo was nowhere to be found after "Transformers" debuted.

The film also combined the site of Wulong with some scenes shot in Hong Kong, causing some confusion among the audience.

"Transformers: Age of Extinction," the fourth installment in the robot movie franchise, has taken more than 1.9 billion yuan since its debut on June 27.

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