Places such as Machu Picchu, the main square of Cusco and other locations will be the scenarios that will give life to the new installment of the Transformers saga.
The eyes of the world are once again on Cusco and not only for its tourist attractions. This time the filming of the Transformers movie "Rise of the beasts" has generated expectations among fans of the Hollywood mega-production that it will begin filming its new installment in the Peruvian Andes.
The Abra Málaga, the main square of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu are some of the locations that will be used by the production company in charge of filming the film, as confirmed by the regional manager of Foreign Trade, Tourism and Crafts (Gercetur), Fredy Deza de la Vega.
The authority said that a delegation of at least 120 people will arrive in the city for the filming of Transformers, only two actors will integrate the delegation for the filming at the points authorized by the Decentralized Directorate of Culture Cusco.
Filming in Machu Picchu will take place from September 7 to 10. To do this, the producer requested authorization to allow a helicopter to stay for part of the team.
The district mayor of Machu Picchu, Darwin Baca León, explained in RPP that the use of the locations for the filming of Transformers does not imply a monetary contribution, that is, the use of spaces will be free.
"In between there is no cost or amount that is being requested ... What is being sought is more the contribution to the reactivation process," he said. According to the mayor, this will help promote the "wonder" and position it in the first places of preference compared to other tourist attractions in the world.
On the other hand, the mayor said that he will insist on the protection of cultural heritage, for this it will be essential to use equipment with advanced technology with which the records will be made and then edited.
"Now those metal arms that were used before for filming are not needed, we know that now there are cameras with 4k resolution and those will be used in Machu Picchu," said the authority.
Filming will take place from September 7 to 10, according to sources at RPP Noticias. The production company in charge even requested authorization for the permanence of a helicopter to move part of the equipment.
It is worth mentioning that, as stated by Darwin Baca, district mayor of Machu Picchu, the use of spaces will be free. “In between there is no cost or amount that is being requested. What is being sought is more the contribution to the reactivation process, ”he said. The mayor indicated that, with the filming, they are seeking to promote the wonder of the world.
Baca stressed that he will insist on the protection of cultural heritage. For this, it will be essential to use equipment with advanced technology with which the records will be made and then edited. "Now those metal arms that were used before for filming are not needed, we know that now there are cameras with 4k resolution and those will be used in Machu Picchu," added the official.
In an interview for RPP, Fredy Deza mentioned that, for the filming of Transformers, it will be necessary to close roads, suspend commercial activities and others in authorized locations. “It is a small cost that we have to assume, one for temporary. The benefits will be much greater, it will be cost benefit ”, he concluded.
Therefore, you can visit Cusco and Machu Picchu during the filming of Transformers.
During the filming of Transformers "Rise of the Beasts", Machu Picchu will be open to visitors. The Paramount studio organized this Tuesday a virtual event for a small group of media, in which it revealed some details of this film.
Currently, coordination is being carried out with Apu Producción, the company in charge of filming in Peru. In this way, the filming schedule can be shared so that citizens are prepared for possible closures of pedestrian and vehicular routes.
If you are planning to visit Cusco around these dates, we recommend you check with your Travel Agency, which are the days you can visit Machu Picchu and other tourist attractions within Cusco, so that you can enjoy a spectacular and unforgettable visit to Cusco.
If you want to visit the lost city of the Incas, we recommend choosing the following treks and tours, you can visit in the traditional way (Machu Picchu Tours) or you can walk for the beautiful scenic trails and appreciate the sacred mountains. In this last option, you can choose the popular Inca Trail tours or the best alternative treks to Machu Picchu to arrive at the Inca Site.