Set in the early 1990s, "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts"
stars Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback. They lead a military and research team that gets caught up in the conflict between the Autobots and the villainous Decepticons on Earth.
More than 30 vehicles, including trucks, high-speed cars, motorbikes, and VW classics were shipped to Peru for the sci-fi movie. Shot last year from late September to November, the production took over the towns of Cusco, Tarapoto, and the iconic citadel of Machu Picchu, among other key sites.
"Filming 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' in Machu Picchu is a great privilege. Our goal is to evoke the spiritual connection that anyone feels when they are in sacred places like this and enjoy what has been achieved by this great civilization. It is equally our responsibility not to detract from the story, which is why we are working hard to keep the historical part separate from the fictional narratives we are feeding it," filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. said.
"As a filmmaker, I find it truly inspiring to immerse our film in Peruvian culture, to film in Cusco, located high and deep in the Andes; where it is possible to find traces of a sophisticated Inca civilization that survived over time and continues to be alive in the Cusco communities," Caple Jr. added about filming in Peru.
The film will be released this Friday, June 9, 2023 in the United States. The premiere took place with great anticipation last weekend in the cities of Lima, Cusco, and Tarapoto. Attendees also enjoyed a series of activations with traditional dances and an exhibition of cars used in the movie.
What places in Peru will appear in the film "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts"?
Located in the northern high jungle of Peru, this region is ideal for nature lovers, hikers, and bird watchers in search of new landscapes. Imagine waterfalls and cascades falling on natural stones and forming pools in the middle of an intense green landscape.
This is the most famous region of Peru. The ancient city of Cusco was organized and built in the shape of a puma, with the head located in Saqsaywaman, a military complex built with stones as large as 5 meters that weigh around 120 tons. Nowadays, the city center's architecture is predominantly Colonial Spanish built on top of the stony old city and the result is strikingly beautiful.
In the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, one of the largest salt extraction centers of pre-Hispanic origin, Maras, is nested in steep valley slopes, a white strip of 5,000 salt ponds staggered down in terraces.
is one of the most amazing New 7 Wonders of the World
. This place may be the best example that mankind can build a gigantic stony complex in the middle of a heavenly landscape while respecting the natural harmony and the result is really moving.