Churchill’s Grandson On “Transformers” Shoot

A few days ago came a minor controversy over Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” which turned Blenheim Palace, the former home of Winston Churchill, into a Nazi stronghold for scenes in the upcoming fifth film in the blockbuster franchise.

The British tabloids were outraged at the lack of respect and indecency over this, Bay himself has dismissed those reports saying they were trying to manufacture controversy and if Churchill were alive today he’d be smiling over what they had planned to do as it will be explained in the context of the film. What that context is right now is unclear, best guesses are that some of the film will take place in an alternate timeline where the Nazis successfully invaded England during World War II.

Today, the family of the former Prime Minister tells The Guardian that all the fuss over this is ridiculous. Churchill’s grandson, Sir Nicholas Soames, says the original story by the press is “absolutely the most dismal, idiotic story I’ve ever read… [its] a completely manufactured row. They do as all newspapers do. They go until they can find some wretched veteran who is prepared to say, ‘Winston would be turning into his grave.’ They’ve no idea what my grandfather would have thought.”

“Transformers: The Last Knight” is scheduled to open in cinemas next June.