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Cusco, Peru Location Cancelled For ‘Quantum of Solace’

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Cusco, Peru Location Cancelled For ‘Quantum of Solace’

Inca Citadel - Cusco, Peru

“Quantum of Solace” producers have decided not to film at the famed Inca Citadel of Cusco in Peru because of unpredictable weather conditions. “They aren’t going to film anymore because special film conditions, which don’t exist anymore, were required. The suspension is mainly due to climatic changes.” said Margarita Morales from Iguana Productions (Peru). Morales added local protests or conflicts taking place in the region did not play a role in the decision to cancel the location: ‘The filmmakers are on a tight schedule and they could not risk it raining, like it’s doing so now. It wasn’t because of the strike, at least that’s not what the production team has said.” The production itself is continuing apace and about to finish up its several week stint in Panama which has been doubling for Bolivia in the film. The cast and crew, Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko and Mathieu Amalric, will arrive in Chile on March 23rd to film more scenes. They will shooting on one famed location for two weeks – North Chile’s Atacama desert, the driest place on Earth. This region hasn’t seen any significant rainfall in over four centuries. An action sequence involving a plane landing will be shot there. The Daily Bulletin reports that a three-week shoot took place in Mexico early last month in which pilot Steve Hinton flew a Marchetti, an Italian military trainer jet, outfitted with machine guns. Hinton says: “I’m the typical bad guy, trying to shoot down James Bond, who’s flying in another airplane.”
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