Dora and the Search for Sol Dorado Starts Filming in Bogotá in July

The filming of Nickelodeon’s adventure film ‘Dora and the Search for Sol Dorado’ is set to commence in Bogotá, Colombia, in July. The shooting of the movie will last until September 2024. Alberto Belli is directing the project based on a screenplay by JT Billings. Samantha Lorraine (‘You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah’) headlines the cast as Dora, replacing Isabela Merced of the 2019 film ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold.’ None of the original cast members are expected to feature in this movie.

The plot revolves around Dora, Diego, and their newfound companions embarking on a treacherous expedition deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle. Their mission is to locate the legendary treasure of Sol Dorado, an ancient and powerful artifact coveted by adversaries likely seeking to harness its might for nefarious purposes.

Belli is known for helming Disney’s ‘The Naughty Nine,’ in which Andy, upon discovering he’s on Santa’s “naughty list,” bands together with fellow “naughty list” kids to claim the presents they believe they deserve. The filmmaker’s directorial portfolio extends to an episode each of TV shows such as ‘Upload’ and ‘Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion.’ In his horror comedy ‘Gatlopp,’ old friends reunite after a decade for a night of nostalgia, only for a drinking game to take a supernatural turn. Belli’s credits also include episodes of the TV series ‘The House of Flowers.’

Billings, on the other hand, previously served as a showrunner of Nickelodeon’s fantasy drama series ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and wrote and directed the horror feature ‘Absinthe.’

In ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold,’ Dora (Merced) navigates high school life after years of exploring the jungle with her parents, Elena Márquez (Eva Longoria) and Cole Márquez (Michael Peña). Directed by James Bobin, the film follows Dora as she embarks on a perilous adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery of the legendary Inca city of gold. Along with her loyal friends, Boots the Monkey (voiced by Danny Trejo), Diego (Jeff Wahlberg), and a group of quirky classmates, Dora confronts challenges and discovers the true value of friendship and self-acceptance.

Bogotá, where the shooting of the second ‘Dora’ film will commence, is also a significant location of last year’s surprise hit ‘Sound of Freedom’ and Netflix’s acclaimed series ‘Narcos.’

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