Paramount Pictures revealed that Peru will be one of the locations of "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" at a virtual event with director Steven Caple Jr., producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, as well as main characters Elena (Dominique Fishback) and Noah (Anthony Ramos), Peru's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru)
"Filming 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' in Machu Picchu
is a great privilege. Our goal is to evoke the spiritual connection felt in sacred places like this and enjoy what this great civilization has achieved," Steven Caple Jr. stated.
"As a filmmaker, I find it truly inspiring to immerse our film in Peruvian culture. This time we will have the chance to film in Cusco
—located high and deep in the Andes Mountain range— where you can find traces of a sophisticated Inca civilization that survived in time and is still alive in Cusco communities
," Caple Jr. said about filming in Peru.
The film will be shot in the last quarter of the year and some locations will be in Cusco and San Martin regions. For this project, Paramount Pictures is working with Apu Productions —a Peruvian production company.
'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' will introduce Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons, which will be joining the existing battle between the Autobots and Decepticons in the film.
"The shooting of this film in our country will mark a milestone for the promotion of Peru as a choice location in the audiovisual sector worldwide. We thank Paramount Pictures for its trust, as well as the Peruvian institutions that allowed this project to move forward," Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Claudia Cornejo remarked.
"We are sure that Peruvian professionals' talent will measure up to mega-productions like this one," she said.
Thus, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and the Ministry of Culture guarantee that such measures ensure a safe stay for international producers who visit the country to shoot.