1. Cusco, Peru Location Cancelled For 'Quantum of Solace'

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-03-05

    James Bond fans can cross Cusco, Peru off the list of worldwide locations the Quantum of Solace production will be reaching.

    According to Living in Peru, the 007 producers have scrapped the location as a result of unpredictable weather conditions that could jeopardize the work of the production team and the actors involved in the shooting.

    According to Margarita Morales from Iguana Productions, the Peruvian company that was to assist EON, the Bond production will not risk filming at the Inca Citadel because of the bad weather conditions during this time of year.

    ‘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 Morales.

    Morales added that 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’, she said. ‘It wasn’t because of the strike, at least that’s not what the production team has said.’

    Scenes for Quantum of Solace were to be shot at the Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu from 2 to 12 March and were reportedly going to involve at least 250 people.

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