- The capital will shine on the world cinema screens as the best shooting location of the sand planet “Arakis”.
Abu Dhabi: “The Gulf”
Legendary Entertainment, the producer of the Oscar-winning film “Dion”, has confirmed it will return to Abu Dhabi later this year to film the second part of the film, based on the best-selling novel by Frank Herbert, director Denis Villeneuve’s masterpiece.
The epic adventure film, produced by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros., will be shot later this year in the dunes of the Liwa Desert with the participation of a diverse cast of local and international talent, and the artwork will be a benefit. 30% Cashback. “Epic Films” will support multiple production partners in the UAE and provide production services, with production costs covered by the Abu Dhabi Film Commission.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s twofour54, said: “Theon is a great opportunity to once again position Abu Dhabi as a unique location and location for filming the most prestigious international cinema. , which will encourage more viewers and movie buffs from around the world to visit the emirate and enjoy the fascinating landscapes that captivate them on the big screen, Abu Dhabi has many exceptional features and advantages, including magnificent architectural monuments and stunning scenery. Its true culture was reflected in its beauty on the cinema screen.
Director Denis Villeneuve said: “We are delighted to return to Abu Dhabi, the enchanting city of sand dunes and deserts, to film the second part of Dion. The sand planet of Arrakis.”
Sam Kojaya, Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Development, Legendary Entertainment, said: “We are delighted to be filming the second installment of “Dune” in Abu Dhabi with its unique character and landmarks. , not to mention the support we receive and its community full of talents and talented employees. No doubt it played a big role in translating our vision while shooting the second part of this legendary film.”
The second part of “Dion” will tell the story of Duke Paul Atretus, who joins forces with the powerful warrior Chani and the planet’s indigenous people, the Fremen, and is determined to avenge those who conspired against him and destroyed him. Finding himself in a difficult choice between saving his family, the love of his life, on the one hand, and pushing danger out of the universe, where Paul’s visions may face a grim fate in the future.
Dune 2 also stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya and Javier Bardem, as well as several recent cast members including Florence Buck, Austin Butler and Christopher Walken.
For his part, Hans Frigen, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, said: “When Denis Villeneuve first came to Abu Dhabi in search of a suitable shooting location for the planet Arachis in his famous film, he was surprised. The desert landscapes that captivate the emirate are undoubtedly the setting for the film “Dion”. was an excellent choice. Today, we look forward to the arrival of the team to highlight the splendor and beauty of the Liwa Desert. In addition to the diverse terrain and locations, we have local talent and world-class facilities, along with a generous and competitive incentive program, that will cement Abu Dhabi’s position as one of the most important filming locations for international business.”
“Dune” joins more than 130 major art productions that have chosen Abu Dhabi as a filming location in recent years, benefiting from diverse locations and scenery, as well as the Emirate’s talented professionals, state-of-the-art art prize-winning facilities and a generous incentive program that allows 30% cashback on production costs. These works include famous Hollywood films such as the “Mission Impossible” series, “Star Wars” and “Fast and Furious”, as well as the movie “Sonic the Hedgehog” and two Netflix films “6 Underground” and “War Machine”. “.
The second installment of “Dion” is directed and written by Denis Villeneuve, and will be produced by Mary Barnett, Denis Villeneuve, Agent Boyer, Tania LaPointe and Patrick McCormick. Executive producers include Josh Grott, Herbert W. Gaines, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert, Thomas Dole, John Speights, Richard B. Rubinstein and John Harrison. Kevin J Anderson will act as creative consultant for the film.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune is produced by Warner Brothers Pictures and Legendary Pictures.