Confirmed. Bond 22 Shooting in Panama, Extras Wanted
Scenes for Bond 22 will be filmed in Panama in the middle of February in a colonial district of its capital city, the AP confirmed with production sources on Tuesday.
The filming will take place at two sites in the old quarter ("El Casco Antiguo") of Panama City, where the National Institute of Culture and some private buildings will be used.
The shooting will last almost one week and it will take place mainly in the afternoon and evening, said Ariel Espino, the director of the Office of the Casco Antiguo.
Espino met the last month with the chief location scout from Eon Productions.
"We offered full collaboration to him, to help them to handle of the traffic, to isolate the area from automobiles and people", said Espino.
He hopes the film will attract tourists from around the world to the area.
Four years ago, former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan filmed scenes for "The Tailor of Panama" in the old quarter, which has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
According to reports, it is understood that more filming will take place in the province of Colón, north of the captial city. 700 Panamanian extras will be needed for the shoot. Back in December, MI6 reported that casting for extras in the film would take at the Teatro la Quadra.