As already happened with Siena (Quantum of Solance) or Rome (Specter), the production that holds the rights of the saga signed by Ian Fleming, uses the Italian landscape beauties for the filming of “No time to die”.
For the twenty-fifth James Bond film, in the year of the European capital of culture, it touches on the city of the Sassi, Matera.
After about two weeks of filming with streets, alleys and squares, in which Aston Martin and high-powered motorcycles raged, the protagonist of the film arrived in the city for the last two weeks of production.
In addition to the scenery of the Sassi, some locations on the Lucanian coast, such as Maratea or Marina di Pisticci, are also used as locations. The arrival in the city of the Hollywood actor is also the occasion for a decisive marketing operation.
In fact, the glossy poses of Craig go crazy on the web and on the media, together with the last of the bond girls with the background of the Sassi and the Cathedral.
The same preview of the poster shows James Bond, gun in hand, in the suggestive scenery of the tuff quarters.
A production that has invested around ten million euros in the city (compared to around fifty total) for a team of about four hundred “men” of Cinecittà (of Lotus production executive production) and more than a thousand local extras. Money that has been used (as far as the territory is concerned) not only to pay for hotels and restaurants, but also traders and residents of the Sassi to allow production to work smoothly.