Quantum Locations, Set Pics, Dates

EON has confirmed that filming of an action sequence for the upcoming James Bond film “Quantum of Solace” will involve at least 250 people and will take place from March 2nd-12th in the famed Peruvian Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the surrounding Cusco area.

The production team will arrive in Peru after filming wraps up in Panama City where the filming began on Friday at the former American military base turned hotel Playa Bonita. Photos from the Panama shoot have popped up online, just click the thumbnails below to access galleries of shots:

 

Filming will then move to Chile, specifically the Antofagasta region and the small town of Chuquicamata for 10-12 days of shooting starting March 23rd.

Austrian theatre chiefs have finally confirmed that a fight sequence between Bond and some thugs during a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca will take place on Lake Stage Bregenz, a huge platform floating on Lake Constance in Austria (pic here). Shooting will run from April 30th to May 9th.

Virgin has made a product placement deal for a scene in which Bond will be seen in at the bar of the first class section of one of Virgin Atlantic’s aircraft. Activision have confirmed their first 007 licenced videogame will be an adaptation of ‘Solace’.

Actor Daniel Craig has dismissed reports that Amy Winehouse will sing the theme song, saying “Everyone’s speculating about it but we’ve got other things to deal with – there’s no point in writing the song for a movie when we haven’t got a movie.” Those reports, primarily from The Sun, say that if Winehouse can stay off drugs and booze for two months to record the song in April, then she’s got the job.

Finally a list of worldwide release dates have gone online and whilst the rest of the world gets it essentially simultaneously between the 5th-7th November, Australians and South Africans are being shafted by their local distributors who’ll release it a full three weeks later on the 27th & 28th respectively – last in the world despite the huge fanbases in both countries.