While the the Mirror’s story about SPECTRE being prevented from shooting on Rome’s Ponte Sisto appears be be untrue, with preparations continuing for a rumoured stunt sequence, there is perhaps a seed of truth in the story.
It turns out the SPECTRE crew has been barred from shooting at the cimitero monumentale del Verano, an ancient cemetery, due to objections by the Fraternity of the Dead who have opposed using the site for a night shoot scheduled for 19th February.
According to Italian media, the decision threw the production into panic, with just days to find a replacement location, and a hastily organised meeting with the Mayor’s Office resulted in the Museo della Civiltà Romana (Museum of Roman civilisation) instead proposed as a replacement.
It sounds as if it was this that the Mirror’s story was based on, with the facts garbled in reporting.
Source: L'Ultima Ribattuta
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