Director Simon West (Con-Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Expendables) is taking up a brand new venture that might be filmed at Neom’s Bajdah Studios. The Saudi Arabia-set epic drama, Antara, might be an English-language blockbuster primarily based on Arab historical past. It can inform the story of Antara ibn Shaddad, a slave warrior who was propelled to legendary standing within the sixth century after successful his freedom and changing into a beloved knight and a broadly celebrated Bedouin poet within the area.
Manufacturing on the movie is scheduled to start out in early 2024 and can final for 12 weeks. Casting on Antara is being saved beneath wraps. Selection studies that the movie will faucet into Neom’s 40%-plus money rebate for productions and can present its new soundstages and lodging amenities, in addition to native expertise and crews. The movie might be primarily based at Neom’s state-of-the-art Bajdah Studios.
Neom boasts breathtaking landscapes of canyons, desert and a protracted stretch of unspoiled Pink Sea shoreline. Neom, which is within the Tabuk province, can also be the positioning of a futuristic metropolis that’s quickly being constructed.
West mentioned in a press release:
“Bringing the story of Antara ibn Shaddad to the massive display screen and the plenty is actually a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to proceed his legend, the lifetime of Antara is a type of comparatively little-known true tales that show that reality might be a lot stranger than fiction.”
We are going to carry you extra info on the story because the movie venture develops.