Location filming plans confirmed for Peru and Chile during March
Part of the 22nd James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" will be shot next month in the Peruvian Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the production company confirmed today. EON will be assisted in Peru by Iguana Productions.
A producer for Iguana Productions said that the filmmakers have chosen the region of Cusco, which is part of the Machu Picchu, for the filming which will involve at least 250 people. The company declined to comment on whether Daniel Craig will be in attendance for the filming.
Local reports state the filming will centre around action sequences, and director Luis Llosa will assist the production. Llosa was behind 1995's "Max is Missing", which was shot entirely in Cusco.
The production team will arrive in Peru after filming wraps in Panama. Shooting in Peru is expected to take place between March 2nd and March 12th.
Meanwhile, Stillking Films - who co-produced the filming of "Casino Royale" in the Czech Republic - are currently in the Antofagasta region of Chile to firm up locations for "Quantum of Solace". The company has an office in Santiago, and scouting in Chile first started last September.
Producer Bud Theisen confirmed that filming is expected to start in Chile on March 23rd and will last for 10 to 12 days. Exact locations in Chile are yet to be confirmed, but Stillking Films are reported to have extensively scouted the small town of Chuquicamata.
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