Vin Diesel filming at Playa Moron In Samana
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Vin Diesel arrived to Playa Moron in Samana, where he filmed scenes for the movie xXx-The Return of Xander Cage he’s been rolling in the country.
On the peninsula near Las Terrenas the Star of Fast and Furious caused excitement in residents, who approached the filming location to witness his stunts on set. On a monday afternoon the actor was caught riding a skateboard around the hills of Navarrete, where residents expressed their delight with the action-adventure icon.
The scenes were shot in the La Lomota village where photos show Diesel cruising down a slope from Navarrete’s highest spot.
Production company Lantica Media said the film”xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” would is filmed in Dominican Republic’s Pinewood Studios , in addition to various locations across the country, like the surroundings of Las Terrenas.
The Country is becoming famous in another way as Hollywood discovered it. The diversity from the country in combination with the tax advantages makes it a more then perfect location for movie companies to film in the DR. Lush mountains, white sand beaches, coconut jungles and colonial edifices are more and more seen in top rated films and TV series made by international acknowledged producers.
The filming here of some scenes from “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” is a sign of progress in efforts to persuade the film industry to use the Dominican Republic’s lush mountains, white-sand beaches and colonial architecture as a backdrop.
“Now, we are on the map,” said Yvette Marichal, director of a government agency created in 2010 to woo film production companies to the country and to regulate their activities here.
Marichal spoke after returning from the Cannes Film Festival, where her agency had a pavilion promoting the country’s varied landscape along with tax breaks and other incentives to lure companies from other destinations, including other parts of the Caribbean or the U.S.
Besides the Vin Diesel action flick, which grossed more than $300 million at the box office this year, the country’s film credits have grown to include last year’s Netflix production “True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” as well as “47 Meters Down,” which stars Mandy Moore and opened in the U.S. lately.
There are small-screen offerings as well, including the Turkish version of the competition series “Survivor,” which moved from the Philippines to the Dominican Republic’s Samana area in the north, (El Portillo beach in Las Terrenas) as well as the Greek version of the same program, which is moving from Argentina’s Patagonian region, and a Swedish production of “The Bachelor.”