Wealthy Russian tourists are prepared to pay £739 (€1,000) per day for flats overlooking the street in which Sam Mendes is expected to film a night-time car case for SPECTRE, according to the Mirror.
The article states that the car chase along Rome’s Via Nomentana will take four nights to shoot and locals with well positioned homes are selling tickets to watch the action. It also says that 800 security guards will be on hand to ensure that a number of streets are closed down completely during filming, no doubt adding to Rome’s usual chaotic traffic system.
However, the article backtracks on its headline a bit by saying residents are still deciding how much to charge.
While there is plenty of excitement surrounding the film, I wonder how many people will have the stamina to watch filming over the entire four nights. Much of the time is bound to be taken with preparing the cars and I expect there will be little real action to watch.