Owing to the filming of the likes of high speed car chase scenes, some roads are going to be off limits once again, with problems beginning for the capital’s drivers as soon as today.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, filming in Zagreb currently involves famous actress Kate Beckinsale who plays the main role in the upcoming film, according to a report from Dnevnik.
The action thriller “Canary Black” was supposed to be filmed in the Czech capital city of Prague, but since that failed, the most similar locations were searched for. “There weren’t many options, we considered Greece, Turkey, Serbia… but we chose Croatia,” said producer Carsten H.W. Lorenz, who revealed that parts of this film will also be shot in Rovinj, which will “play” Tokyo.
Lorenz apologized in advance that he would have to block traffic for certain scenes being filmed in Zagreb, such as car chases.
“A lot of preparation and safety measures are necessary when shooting action scenes, we have to take care of every detail, not even a dog is allowed to run onto the set because it is too dangerous,” he said.
Judging by the permit that the City of Zagreb gave the production company for the use of several of the city’s often busy public areas, filming will last until the end of January 2023. Until then, residents of the capital can once again expect occasional road closures and problems with transportation on a number of important city roads.
As of today (Saturday, October the 22nd), there will be a change for the 150 bus like, ZET reported. “From 07:00 until 19:00, that bus line will run along the Tuskanac Garage – Ilirski trg route, due to the filming in Zagreb and the current ban on traffic in Radiceva street”. Bus users were asked for their understanding of the change.
You can see the entire list of Zagreb city streets and public areas where the film will be shot until January the 31st, 2023, by clicking here.
The City of Zagreb will receive compensation in the amount of 103,000.00 kuna, or 13,670.45 euros, for the service of assigning filming locations across the city, it was announced.
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