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Visit the places where "The Awakening of the Beasts" was filmed in Cusco, Peru.

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The film Transforms: Awakening of the Beasts is one of the most watched productions worldwide and has been filmed in different attractions in Egypt, Paris, Jordan, Las Vegas and this time it was the turn of Peruvian territory to star in this impressive film; Cusco and San Martin were chosen to make this tremendous production that opens on 7 June.

Transformers had its first appearance first animated in the 80s adopting the form of mechanical toys strongly impacting children and older people, and for the year 1986 the production company Paramount Pictures released the first release of the animated series as Transformers: The Movie being well received and successful by his audience who were amazed with such production.

From there another 6 releases arise and the last four releases were directed by Michael Bay such as: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers 3: The Dark Side of the Fallen (2009), Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (2014), Transformers 5: The Last Knight (2017) and lastly Bumblebee (2018) each one each production showed the tourist sites of recorded location entering even more into the heart of its audience.

Undoubtedly, this film is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, and for this latest production the film director of Transformers will be Steven Caple, who will show the marvellous wonder of the world Machu Picchu, the imperial city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, the Ahuashiyacu Waterfall and other regions that we will see during the film.

Below, we will detail the locations where the filming took place, what was the purpose of this production and on what date Cusco appears in the Transformers animated series.

Where in Cusco and San Martin was Transformers 7 filmed?

The autobots and decepticons visited various tourist destinations in Cusco and Tarapoto making them Transformers attractions including new robots such as maximals, predacons and terrorcons.

Filming in Cusco

  • Plaza Mayor of Cusco, this was one of the locations for the filming, where the Inti Raymi festival was recreated with traditional dances centred on the year 1984 and other traditional dances.
  • Fortaleza de Sacsayhuaman-Muyucmarca, some scenes were filmed in this city of stones, they have not yet said which character will emerge from the megalithic stones of Sacsayhuaman, but we do know that from one of the stones there will be a Transformers.
  • Abra Málaga, this is the route to Quillabamba- Maranura was chosen as one of the settings for the film Transformers.
  • Cusco's streets, the filming also took place in the old streets such as Meloq Street, Arco Santa Ana, San Pedro Square, San Blas, streets that still preserve the colonial Inca construction.

Filming in Machu Picchu

This is the main setting for the filming, as according to the Transformers animated series the decepticons are in search of the Power Crystal (core energy) and for them the robots will have to unite to save the city and the planet.

During the filming, several sites of the Inca citadel were used, such as the terraces, some temples and more.

Filming in San Martin - Ahuashiyacu Waterfall

Likewise, this region was designated for filming at the waterfall which has a spectacular waterfall measuring some 40 m and is surrounded by immense vegetation and wildlife.

As well as this location, other roads and sites in the cities of Cusco and Tarapoto were also chosen for the premiere of the Transformers: Awakening of the Beasts movie on 7 June 2023. It is one of the first large-scale films to be filmed in recent years, although it should be remembered that the 1954 film The Secret of the Incas was also filmed there.

Why was Transformers 7 filmed in Peru?

According to the Transformers animated series of 1984, the story tells that the decepticons are in search of the crystal of power and the story tells that it is located in the Inca citadel Machu Picchu that is why the seventh edition of the Transformers saga is decided to be filmed in Peruvian territory.

In addition, the filming of this movie has the purpose of promoting tourism and the Peruvian identity in the world by showing the different tourist attractions that the country has. It will also contribute to the development and growth of tourism companies and will help Peru to be seen as a film location destination.

Cusco has already appeared in the Transformers animated series.

Indeed, in the 80s animated series Transformers: Generation 1 in the ninth episode the city of Cusco is seen as the protagonist, because the decepticons-Megatron goes in search of the crystal of power and reaches the mountain of Peru..

Once found, he decides to steal it and destroy humanity and Optimus soldiers also go to the country of Peru to save the lives of the villagers. This was the basis for Transformers saga number 7 to come and film in Peru, recreating the animated series.

Once again, the making of this film will help promote tourism and foster economic growth nationally and around the world. Fans are eagerly awaiting the film's theatrical release.

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