Filming of ‘Furious Velocity’ saga status traffic in Almada

Filming of 'Furious Velocity' saga status traffic in Almada

The shooting of the movie “Fast X” in Portugal, from the “Velocided Furiosa” saga, will force cuts to traffic and pedestrian access in Casillahas, Almada, between July 27 and 30, the municipality announced.

In a statement released on the official website of the Municipality of Almada, it read that “the occupation of the public space was authorized within the scope of the filming proposal,” which would be carried out in the production of the F10 film, and that “the Boca de Vento elevator and consist of car tickets between the entrance to Quinta da Arielva, crossing the Olho de Boi”.

On 27, 28, 29 and 30 July “occupation of public space” was authorized between 0:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.

The first two days will be for “preparation and dress rehearsals” and the remaining two for “shooting”.

According to the municipality, the restrictions imposed include “cut-off of car and foot traffic after the Cristo Rei roundabout, on the dirt road leading to Quinta da Arielva, allowing only access to Portugal’s infrastructure and vehicles assigned to emergency vehicles.” ” , “cutting off pedestrian traffic on Rua do Ginjal at the end of Jardim do Rio next to Fonte da Pipa” or “Cleaning up the parking lot at Largo da Boca de Vento in front of Casa da Cerca and all of Rua do Ginjal”.

The remaining restrictions can be viewed on the website of the municipality.

The City Council states that the production of the film will “contact with residents, owners and traders to ensure that all stakeholders have a say and are considered before work begins on the site”.

In May of this year, Sofia Noronha of the production company Segesse Productions confirmed to Lusa that filming the latest in the “Furious Velocity” series was planned for “a good few weeks” in the North, Center and Lisbon regions. , which includes several municipalities and has a team presence in Portugal of 600 to 700 people, consisting of Portuguese and foreign professionals.

The districts of Viseau and Vila Real have already hosted the filming of “Fast X”, which has attracted curious people even closer to the shooting locations.

“Fast X”, the tenth film in the seminal “Fast and Furious” series, is directed by Frenchman Louis Leterrier, who directed, among others, “Masters of Illusion” and “The Incredible Hulk”. “Fast X” was initially directed by Justin Lin, who eventually quit directing the film, but remained involved with the project.

With a screenplay by Justin Lin and Dan Mezzo, the film stars Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Michelle Rodriguez and Portuguese Daniela Melchior, and shooting takes place in the United Kingdom, Italy and Portugal. ,

According to American publication The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s budget in May had already exceeded $300 million (about 284 million euros), a figure that does not include spending on ‘marketing’ and advertising.

The movie “Fast X” is scheduled to release in the United States on May 19, 2023.

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