With Chinese companies Jiaflix Enterprises and China Movie Channel coproducing Transformers 4 with Paramount and Hasbro, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the latest installment in Michael Bay's Transformers franchise will have a heavy Chinese influence. And because it's a Transformers (and more importantly, a Michael Bay) movie, you know there's going to be a ton of destruction.
Three Chinese landmarks have been targeted to face the wrath of Bay's CGI team.
China.org.cn reports that a deal has been signed between the producers of the film and the Chinese hotel company Beijing Pangu. In exchange for financing, the company's flagship building Pangu Plaza Hotel (above) will be featured and destroyed in the upcoming movie.
The other two landmarks mentioned to make an appearance in the film are the National Stadium (below, affectionately nicknamed the Bird's Nest during the 2008 Summer Olympics) and the Beijing National Aquatic Center. While these two landmarks aren't mentioned to be in the path of destruction, I think we all know better.
All three landmarks are in the same general vicinity of one another. You can see part of the Aquatic Building in the picture of the hotel. The Aquatic Building is "next door" to the National Stadium.
We'll find out what happens when Transformers 4 storms into theaters June 27, 2014. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammar, Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing.