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Chinese company demands
edits to ´Transformers´

Associated Press, by Gillian Wong

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/21/2014 11:22:30 PM

BEIJING — A Beijing property developer said Saturday it has terminated cooperation with the new "Transformers" movie, wants Paramount Pictures to make edits to it and is asking China to suspend screenings of the blockbuster film. The company owns the Pangu Plaza, a dragon-shaped hotel, office and mall complex that stretches the length of half a dozen football fields and is featured in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the latest installment of the hit franchise. The Beijing Pangu Investment Co. Ltd. said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Paramount and two Chinese associate partners failed to fulfill their obligations

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 6/22/2014 3:47:06 AM     (No. 9895241)

Never! No one shall ever touch one frame of one of Michael Bey´s brilliant artistic achievements!

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Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/25/2014 10:57:52 PM     Post Reply
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