The actual filming of the fifth adventure of the famous and emblematic archaeologist Indiana Jones starts in Morocco on October 17, in the presence of the main actors, after a delay of a few weeks. Indeed, it would have taken an intervention of the Ministry of the Interior to speed up the obtaining of the necessary authorizations for the filming, following “administrative difficulties” denounced by the producers.
The department of Abdelouafi Laftit would have intervened to grant to the joint production company between Morocco and the United States “all the necessary authorizations of shooting”, confided sources close to the direction of the cinematographic production supervising the shooting, in statements to the press. Last week, the governor of the Fez-Meknes region reportedly held an emergency meeting with the company concerned, which would have made it possible to speed up procedures and resolve all administrative problems.
The same sources specified that the American international actor Harrison Ford, who plays the character Indiana Jones, will finally arrive in Fez on October 14 for the scenes planned in the kingdom. Filming will run until the beginning of next December, after several scenes have been filmed in Britain and Italy in recent weeks.
The co-production company has already booked most of the hotels in the city of Fez, as well as tourist transport vehicles, which will help revive the local economy affected by the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, he explains. we.
Last June, the Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM) announced that Morocco is welcoming the film crew for the fifth and final Indiana Jones film. The realization of this fifth installment of the franchise of Lucasfilm (bought in 2012 by Disney) was entrusted to James Mangold (known for Logan among others), said the CCM in a press release.