Following up yesterday’s news that an angry Chilean mayor disrupted filming on Quantum of Solace by driving a car onto the Bond set between cameras and Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, Eon Productions have issued their own response regarding the inicident.
According to the BBC News, Anne Bennett, Eon’s director of marketing, stated that Carlos Lopez nearly ran over a local policeman on Tuesday as he drove into a private enclosure around the train station being used for the filming.
It was ‘a small incident that took no more than five minutes to clear up,’ she said. Mr. Lopez was immediately arrested for trespassing and detained briefly before being released.
She further disputed the Mr. Lopez’s title as ‘mayor’ of the Sierra Gorda municipality, saying she understood he had been suspended five months ago.
Lopez was protesting the Quantum of Solace filming, upset over what he deemed to be an excessive police presence in the small town because of the filming and the fact that Chilean soil was being used to ultimately represent Bolivia in the 007 film.
Ms. Bennett added that it was commonplace for scenes set in one country to be shot in another.
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