Bay's pact with the studio has been expanded to include his Bay Films banner. The new first-look deal is effective immediately.
“We take great pride in the fact that Michael is part of the Paramount family and we look forward to growing our productive and successful partnership," Brad Grey, Paramount chairman and chief executive, said in a statement.
But the film faced scrutiny from the investment company behind the Beijing real estate development Pangu Plaza, which appeared in the film as part of a product placement agreement. Pangu Investment Co. suspended cooperation with Paramount after alleging the filmmakers didn't fully hold up their end of the product placement deal.