March 08, 2008 02:14:24 GMT
The 22nd James Bond movie has reportedly scrapped filming plans at Cusco, a Peruvian city near the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu because of an alleged unpredictable weather.
The latest installment of James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" reportedly won't see Peru as a filming location anymore. According to Reuters, the producers of the upcoming action movie have announced on Friday, March 7, that they have ditched plans to film in Cusco, a city near the Inca ruins at Peru's top tourist site, Machu Picchu.
Concerning the reasons behind the cancellation, it was said that the producers believe the unpredictable bad weather could jeopardize the whole production as the filming schedule is very packed up. "They decided not to come because of climatic conditions. They couldn't be sure it wouldn't rain and they have very tight time," revealed Margarita Morales, the director of a Peruvian company hired to assist with the shooting, Iguana Productions. "They told me the reasons were strictly because of the weather."
Earlier, it was reported that the 22nd Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko will be shot in Cusco for about ten days from March 2 to March 12. The production will involve as many as 250 people in production team as well as the assistance of helmer Luis Llosa. "Solace" is set for worldwide release in November 2008 and distributed by Columbia Pictures.