Exclusive Unseen Photos Released For Netflix’s 6 UNDERGROUND From The Filming in Abu Dhabi with Action Director Michael Bay
twofour54 in association with Netflix releases four photos from behind the scenes of ‘6 Underground’ in Abu Dhabi
Ahead of its December 13 debut on Netflix, twofour54 Abu Dhabi in association with Netflix has unveiled a selection of behind the scenes images from the set of ‘6 Underground’, showing the stunning Abu Dhabi locations used in the film.
‘6 Underground’ introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions sure will.
The images released today depict the stars of the film, Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Lior Raz and Payman Maadi, filming some of the action-packed sequences, as well as Michael Bay providing direction on location.
‘6 Underground’, produced by Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, and Skydance Media and in association with Bay Films, shot in Abu Dhabi over the course of 27 days in late 2018. In total, 24 locations were used, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Aldar’s headquarters, Etihad Towers, Arkan - Al Ain Cement Factory, twofour54’s backlot, and the Liwa desert. The rich variety of locations offered meant that Abu Dhabi doubled for places as diverse as Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Nigeria, California and a fictional country.
twofour54 worked closely with the ‘6 Underground’ production team, and provided full production services, including location assistance, securing permits and suppliers, as well as catering, accommodation and travel.
Last night (Wednesday 11 December), twofour54 and Netflix hosted an exclusive screening of the movie at Vox Cinemas in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, which was attended by government officials and media outlets as well as the film’s crew, suppliers and representatives of Netflix.
Excitement around the movie has been mounting since it began production on 20 August last year and reached fever pitch when the first trailer landed in October, revealing a profusion of action sequences. Principal photography in Abu Dhabi kicked off on 12 November 2018 and the film wrapped in the Emirate on 5 December 2018. The production benefited from Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s 30% rebate on production spend in the Emirate.
‘6 Underground’ is one of more than 85 major productions, including other Hollywood hits such as Paramount Pictures’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’, that have used Abu Dhabi as a location in the last six years, benefiting from its diverse array of locations, talented professionals, award-winning facilities and the 30% cash rebate. It also marked the return of Netflix to Abu Dhabi, which filmed ‘War Machine’, starring Brad Pitt, in the Emirate in 2015.
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6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.
Image 1: Full cast of 6Underground in Abu Dhabi (Left to Right) MANUEL GARCIA-RULFO [THREE], COREY HAWKINS [SEVEN], RYAN REYNOLDS [ONE], ADRIA ARJONA [FIVE], MÉLANIE LAURENT [TWO], and BEN HARDY [FOUR]
Image 2: MÉLANIE LAURENT [TWO] in the Liwa desert
Image 3: RYAN REYNOLDS [ONE], BEN HARDY [FOUR], and COREY HAWKINS [SEVEN] during filming in Abu Dhabi
Image 4: MICHAEL BAY while shooting the first feature film ever to be filmed in Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Directed by: Michael Bay
Written by: Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese
Produced by: David Ellison, Don Granger, Dana Goldberg, Ian Bryce
Co-Produced by: Jonathan Hook, Michael Kase
Executive Produced by: Matthew Cohan
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Lior Raz, Payman Maadi and Dave Franco
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twofour54, home to Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment industry, aims to cultivate Abu Dhabi’s media free zone and provide products and services to attract local, regional and international media businesses to the Emirate. Tasked with enabling a new generation of creative leaders and building Abu Dhabi as the Middle East’s leading hub for content creation, twofour54 provides world-class production facilities, talent development initiatives and training, and business support services for media companies.
Named after the geographical coordinates of Abu Dhabi, twofour54 is now home to more than 500 media companies – including Sky News Arabia, Image Nation, Ubisoft, CNN, Fox, Flash Entertainment and M&C Saatchi – as well as a bi-lingual freelancer pool and a community of aspiring media talents.
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