“SPECTRE” problems in Rome continueJanuary 25, 2015
Ponte Sisto bridge is supposed to be a “SPECTRE” filming location including a helicopter stunt, but the producers may now have to find a new spot for filming because the bridge is very special and significant due to its links to Pope Innocent X. Filming at the bridge has made the religious campaigners furious and they are protesting.
“Some campaigners are concerned about damage to the bridge, which dates from the 1400s, others are upset over the religious connection.
The bridge is said to be haunted by the ghost of Donna Olimpia Pamphili, Pope Innocent X’s lover who crossed it each night on her way to his bed. Believers get quite upset by the prospect of disturbing spirits.
Sam (Mendes) has already had to change one major scene, now it looks like he’s going to have to go back to the drawing board on this one.”
The unnamed source in Italy.