The announcement was made today, PROMPERÚ on its official website. This is good news for Cusco, as it is one of the two locations chosen for filming along with Tarapoto. Paramount Pictures confirmed the announcement that Peru will be one of the filming locations for the new Transformers saga: Awakening of the Beasts. Below is the information that can be read on the official website of PROMPERÚ.
Paramount Pictures confirmed that Peru will be one of the filming locations for the new Transformers saga: Awakening of the Beasts, during a virtual event that was attended by director Steven Caple Jr., producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and the protagonists Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, reported the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism – PROMPERÚ.
“Filming Transformers: The Awakening of the Beasts in Machupicchu is a great privilege. Our goal is to evoke the spiritual connection that one feels when one is in sacred places like this and enjoys what has been achieved by this great civilization. It is also our responsibility not to detract from the story, so we are working hard to keep the historical part separate from the fictional narratives that we are contributing, “said filmmaker Steven Caple Jr.
“As a filmmaker, I find it truly inspiring to immerse our film in Peruvian culture. This time we are going to have the opportunity to film in Cusco, located high and deep in the Andes mountain range; where it is possible to find traces of a sophisticated Inca civilization that survived in time and continues to live in the Cusco communities ”, added Caple Jr. about filming in Peru.
The filming of the film will take place during the last quarter of the year, and some of the selected locations are in the regions of Cusco and San Martín. For this project, Paramount Pictures is working with the Peruvian production company Apu Productions.
“The filming of this film in our country will mark a milestone in the promotion of Peru as a location destination in the audiovisual sector worldwide. We are grateful for the trust of Paramount Pictures, as well as the Peruvian institutions that allowed this project to move forward. We are sure that the talent of national professionals will measure up to mega-productions like this one ”, highlighted the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Claudia Cornejo.
Likewise, the health measures implemented for the audiovisual and tourism sectors have been recognized with the Safe Travels seal by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). In this way, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and the Ministry of Culture guarantee a safe stay for international producers who visit our country to film. “Our millenary history has placed Peru in the eyes of the world. From the Ministry of Culture, and in coordination with other public entities, we will ensure that our heritage stands out during these filming. We hope that this project will decisively promote the Peruvian audiovisual industry ”, highlighted, in turn, the Minister of Culture, Alejandro Neyra.
In addition, from MINCETUR, PROMPERÚ and the Ministry of Culture, the portfolios of Foreign Relations, Health and Transport and Communications, in coordination with the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration, the National Police and the regional and local governments of Cusco and San Martín come working together to facilitate the making of this film.
As reported by Paramount Pictures, Transformers: Awakening of the Beasts will take audiences on a ’90s globetrotting adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons and Terrorcons to the existing battle on land between the Autobots and Decepticons. The first film in the Transformers saga was released 14 years ago captivating viewers, this sequel promises to return with all the action and spectacle of the first time for the enjoyment of viewers around the world. The film will be released on Thursday, June 23, 2022.