See The First Photos Of Ryan Reynolds Filming In Abu Dhabi
It's official, Ryan Reynolds is in the UAE!
The Hollywood star is shooting Michael Bay's new flick, 6 Underground in Abu Dhabi for the next 30 days and today, photos of the star on set have bee released:
Ryan Reynolds and director Michael Bay on set in Abu Dhabi
A collaboration between Netflix and Skydance Media, images from the set of new blockbuster was released today after Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds and award-winning director Michael Bay kicked off their shoot in Abu Dhabi for the highly-anticipated new action movie.
Shooting the movie is a 300-strong cast and crew, who will spend 30 days in the UAE shooting at four locations, including Liwa desert, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. The UAE shoot comes after a stint in Rome, Italy last week for the Deadpool actor.
6 Underground is the latest major Hollywood production to choose Abu Dhabi as a location, following the 2015 shoot of Brad Pitt's war epic, War Machine.
Ryan Reynolds (actor), Ian Bryce (producer), Adria Arjona (actress), Michael Bay (director) on set in Abu Dhabi
Of choosing the capital as a location, director Michael Bay said: “Abu Dhabi is a unique place to make a movie, with a lot of great looks. It’s got the diversity and architecture I need in front of the camera -- plus the professional facilities, crew and infrastructure to back it up. I’m very excited to be shooting here over the next few weeks.”
And Ryan Reynolds added: “Shooting in Abu Dhabi is going to be one of the highlights of this production, although you’ll have to wait until the movie hits Netflix to find out why. We’ve only been here a few days so far, but the welcome from everyone has been amazing and I can’t wait to explore Abu Dhabi more.”
H.E. Maryam Eid AlMheiri, CEO of Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi and twofour54, said: “We are proud to welcome high-profile industry leaders Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay. We are also pleased to work alongside our partner Netflix in Abu Dhabi again.”
“This has been a milestone year for our thriving media industry. Attracting quality international innovative productions to the capital is a testament to the thriving community and infrastructure we have built. These filmmakers bring their ideas to life on the big screen but also reflect the beauty and diversity of our landscape.”
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