Quantum of Solace Cancels Machu Picchu Shoot


According to Reuters, producers for the upcoming James Bond movie Quantum of Solace said on Friday they have scratched plans to film near the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu — Peru’s top tourist site — due to bad weather.

Filming for the 22nd Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, Jesper Christensen and Joaquin Cosio, had been set to start early this month in Cuzco, a city in southeastern Peru near the ancient Incan citadel.

“They decided not to come because of climatic conditions. They couldn’t be sure it wouldn’t rain and they have very tight time,” said Margarita Morales, director of Iguana Productions, a Peruvian company hired to assist with filming.

Quantum of Solace hits theaters on November 7.