Just a day or so after a featurette about Britain’s loneliest dog getting work on the set of Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” gave the production a big PR boost, it has unfortunately lost some of that good will with veterans groups in the UK today.
British tabloid The Sun has posted photos of Blenheim Palace being redressed with Nazi iconography and artillery for scenes which included actors dressed in SS uniforms.
Why is that a problem? Well Blenheim Palace is mostly known for one thing – it’s the birthplace of Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister who was crucial to the defeat of the Nazis, not to mention less than a mile from his resting place.
So the turning of it into a Nazi stronghold has been seen as disrespectful. Distributor Paramount did not immediately respond to a request by the paper for comment. Films such as “Spectre” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” have shot there in recent years without incident.
“Transformers: The Last Knight” will be released June 23rd 2017.
Source: Heat Vision