“Terminator” recreates Mexico in Madrid

The crew, allegedly, decided to shoot in Spain to avoid the violence in Mexico

“Terminator” recreates Mexico in Madrid
A store in Madrid recreated to resemble a Mexican car shop - Taken from Twitter
English 24/06/2018 15:42 Madrid, Spain Jerónimo Andreu, Correspondent for EL UNIVERSAL Actualizada 15:51
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For over two days, “Terminator 6” has been filming in the streets of Madrid, recreated to resemble a city in Mexico.

A select number of streets at the Pueblo Nuevo and Lavapiés neighborhoods in Spain's capital city have been transformed to feature taco restaurants, fruit stands, and pink cabs. The production team has switched the names of several shops in this area and replaced Spanish license plates for Mexican ones to add more realism.

The almost 500 extras were either Latin American in origin or Spanish with dark hair and olive skin. The Newspaper EL PAÍS published the statements of a crew member who claimed the production company decided to shoot in Madrid instead of Mexico after the murder in 2017 of location manager Carlos Muñóz Portal who was attacked in the State of Mexico while he was searching for a location to shoot Netflix's Narcos.

“Before they used to film in Mexico but a filmmaker was killed and no one dares to go there anymore,” quotes the Spanish newspaper from an anonymous crew member.

City of Madrid Film Office, the local office created this year to promote the city as a cinematographic location, didn't mention to EL UNIVERSAL if this was the real reason why the production company chose Spain. Instead, the Office told us that Madrid offers many advantages to filmmakers, regardless of the conditions in other countries.

However, sources close to the production state choosing Spain was more of a logistics reason, considering they are set to shoot in Hungary next.

“Terminator 6” is expected to be released at the end of 2019 and stars Mackenzie Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Linda Hamilton, among others.


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