Six Underground, Netflix’s biggest budget movie to date, will begin filming in Abu Dhabi later this year. The Michael Bay-directed production (he of Transformers success) will star Ryan Reynolds, who is set to touch down in the Emirati capital in November to start shooting, The National has announced.
Although the plot has been kept under wraps, the movie is described as a collision between Deadpool and Mission Impossible, the latter of which also filmed scenes in the UAE. According to The National, the action movie will be produced by Skydance Productions, which is the same American company that oversaw the recent Mission Impossible: Fallout shoot in Abu Dhabi. The publication cites sources close to the production, who have suggested that it could remain in the UAE for as long as six months.
The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on Netflix in 2019, and is currently shooting in Italy. It is the streaming platform’s biggest production to date, with a budget of approximately AED 460,000,000 (US $125,000,000), surpassing The Irishman, which reportedly had a budget of US $106,000,000.
Other productions to have been filmed in the UAE include Star Trek Beyond (2016), Syriana (2005), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011), and Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015).
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