DC Police Canceled “House of Cards” Motorcade Scene
The Metropolitan Police Department issued a reminder that it is not in charge of presidential motorcades. Not even the fake ones.
“The Metropolitan Police Department is not the lead agency on presidential motorcades and we did not want to portray ourselves as such,” Gwendolyn Crump, MPD spokeswoman, said in an email. “We are sorry that the ‘House of Cards’ representatives are disappointed.”Again, the motorcade would have been fake. Instead, House of Cards will retreat to its primary shooting location in Baltimore, and shoot its fake motorcade circling a fake Mall. But dressing up other locations as Washington is getting easier and easier as film technology progresses. For Olympus Has Fallen, one of two films this year in which terrorists took over the White House, special effects crews built a digital replica of a significant portion of DC. And that was a movie filled with aerial combat sequences; painting in a few static monuments seems a lot simpler.