It is estimated that the filming of the next James Bond movie, No Time to Die, will bring up to $ 12 million in revenue for the city of Matera in southern Italy, said Mayor Raffaello De Ruggieri.
It’s been a few weeks since the 25th Bond movie with Daniel Craig, who was last seen in the role of secret agent, revolves around. Recently, footage of the press capturing her, actress Léa Seydoux, and director Cary Fukunaga on the set in Matera, was in the press.
The city has long been known as the shame of Italy, and is considered one of the country’s largest slums. In its cave dwellings since prehistoric times, even in the fifties, people lived without electricity and water under terrible hygiene conditions.
After the residents were relocated to modern neighborhoods, the cave town deteriorated, and in the eighties the Italian government launched a rescue program. This year’s Matera, which has become very popular, is the European Capital of Culture with Plovdiv in Bulgaria.
According to the mayor, filming the Bond movie is “an incredible opportunity,” essentially free advertising for Matera. With the huge crew and the growing number of tourists visiting the film due to the news of the movie, the revenue of the city can increase significantly.