Optimus Prime arrives in Cusco to record Transformers | EDITION

The recordings of Transformers: ‘Rise of The Beasts’ They take place in the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, where the protagonists: Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, showcase their talent under the watchful eye of director Steven Caple Jr., who directs this part of the shoot with a team of more of 50 professionals in audio and video.

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However, another team of filmmakers remains in Cusco, where test shots are made in different scenarios, where the vehicles of Transformers: ‘Rise of The Beasts’ They will be recorded in places of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Abra Málaga in La Convencion.


Thus, in a hangar located in the Industrial Park of Cusco, up to ten vehicles from the film remain jealously guarded, recently joined by several more, among which the great Optimus Prime could clearly be recognized, leader of the Autobots in the North American saga.

A convoy entered the afternoon of last Saturday to Cusco, transporting three Optimus Prime trucks and a smaller vehicle that would be used to record secondary scenes. The units remained covered the entire time in order not to fully disclose the details of painting and arrangements they will have for the recording.

Transformers Machu Picchu.  Photo: Juan Sequeiros.
Transformers Machu Picchu. Photo: Juan Sequeiros.

According to the Ministry of Transport, the management and production of Transformers has already obtained the corresponding permission to make the recordings on the highways of Cusco and the country from October 8 to November 12.

In the meantime local Transformers fans enlist a group show of over 500 robots, vehicles and more Figures in commemoration of the recording of the seventh installment of this saga in Cusco, the eyes of the world remain on Cusco and Machu Picchu, which will also be the protagonists of the film to be released on June 24.


The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is protected to the maximum during the recordings of Transformers: ‘The Rise of The Beasts’, although direction and production of the film have the permits of law, No robot, vehicle or large piece will be allowed to enter the ancient Inca city.

This was endorsed to Mail by José Bastante, head of the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu, who pointed out that he will not enter “Not even the foot of a robot”, by way of paraphrasing the security they seek to give the heritage during filming.

Transformers Machu Picchu.  Photo: Juan Sequeiros.
Transformers Machu Picchu. Photo: Juan Sequeiros.

Machu Picchu did not receive the Transformers team very well, During the first two days of filming, a heavy rain did not allow the scenes to be completed, and the actors and crew had to wait several hours for it to clear and just take some shots.

However from the third day a bright sun bathed the world wonder in light, allowing clear shots of the entire environment and scene recording in the terrace area above the Casa del Guardián and in a secondary plaza located in front of the Temple of the Sun.


– Optimus Prime will return in the next movie Transformers: ‘Rise of the Beasts’ As the undisputed leader of the Autobots, who alongside the Technobots will face off against the Decepticons supported by the Terrorcons, it was learned that the film will also feature Optimus Prume’s counterpart in Beast Wars: Optimus Primal.


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Optimus Prime arrives in Cusco to record Transformers | EDITION