Filming of foreign films in Prague will take another week. Take a look at the overview where you will come across a filmmaker Company News Pražská Drbna
For a week now, the American film crew has been filming The Gray Man from Netflix at various locations in Prague. The filmmakers will stay in the capital until next Sunday. However, the shooting also brought a number of deadlines and restrictions. And according to information from the city districts, others will occur. For example, Jan Palach Square has been closed today and trams have not been running around the Faculty of Law since Thursday. According to Netflix, The Gray Man, with a budget of two hundred million dollars, is the most expensive film in its history.
Car chases and action scenes
The action thriller is based on the book bestseller of the same name by Mark Greaney from 2009 and starring American actors Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling. Part of the story takes place in Prague, which thus appears admittedly in the film, in contrast to some earlier Hollywood productions, in which the Prague scenery of life was like other countries, most often Russia. In the last week, action scenes and car chases have also been filmed in the streets of Prague.
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The shooting also brought a number of traffic restrictions. Today, according to information from Prague 1, in addition to Jan Palach Square, it also covers Čech Bridge, Dvořák’s embankment from Kozí Street, Dušní from U milosrdných Street, on 17 November from Břehová and Pařížská from Bílkova. On Sunday, only the area around Rudolfina from Na rejdišti to Kaprov Street will be closed again.
There is no public transport at the Faculty of Law, the Republic Square is also awaiting closure
At the same time, public transport does not run in both directions at the Faculty of Law from Thursday to Monday, which applies to trams 17, 42 and bus line 207. The same exclusion will apply next weekend. From Wednesday to Friday, public transport will not run in the area around Republic Square due to filming, which will affect tram lines 6, 8, 26, 42, 91, 94, 96 and bus 207. Trams will be diverted via Vltavská, Štvanice, Těšnov and Bílá labuť. The occupations also touch on V Celnici, Na Florenci and Hybernská streets. For the last weekend, the staff will return to Jan Palach Square from Na rejdišti Street in Kaprovo.
It is also filmed in Karlín, where, according to the Prague 8 website, from Thursday to today, Za Poříčskou bránou and Prvního pluku streets apply. Next weekend, the filmmakers will move to Pernerova, Šaldova, Křižíkova streets, then to Lyčkovo náměstí, Kaizlových sady and Sokolovská, Sovova and Kubova streets. It is also being filmed in the Futurama Business Park building near Invalidovna, where the restrictions have affected Za Invalidovnou, Sokolovská and Molákova streets. In addition to the city center, the staff also went to the Bohnice housing estate, where there are closures in Ratibořská and Svídnická streets from Thursday to today.
According to Martin Vokuš, a spokesman for the city district, it will no longer be filmed in Prague 7, where it was on an extended weekend due to the filming of the closed street of Dukelských hrdinů.
Prague is popular with foreign filmmakers. In 2019, nine billion came to the Czech Republic as a result
The Czech capital is relatively popular with foreign filmmakers. Actor Adam Sandler recently appeared in Prague, starring in Netflix’s feature film based on the book Spaceman of Bohemia. Orlando Bloom also returned to Prague to find the second series of the Carnival Row series produced by Amazon. Earlier, for example, the action thriller Mission: Impossible and Bourne’s Identity, the comic book Hellboy or the Bond film Casino Royale were shot in Prague.
The staff has all the occupations negotiated with the city and city districts. “The production cooperated through preparations with the City Hall, the City Hall of Prague 1, the Prague Transport Company, the police and the fire brigade, and will support the development of Prague 1 with additional fees and contributions for about five million crowns., “The State Fund for Cinematography stated earlier on its Facebook page. He attracts foreign film crews to the country through film incentives.
The year 2019 was a record year for the Czech film industry, when, according to the State Cinematography Fund, nine billion crowns of foreign investment flowed into the Czech Republic thanks to a system of film incentives. However, according to the fund’s representatives, it would be necessary, as in 2019, to increase the budget of the incentive system from 800 million crowns by at least another 500 million for a renewed influx of foreign staffs. The fund does not yet know the volume of last year’s investments due to the situation with the pandemic.