Twofour54 Abu Dhabi has announced its plans to build a major film studio in the city. The production studio, called twofour54 film Studio, spans over 100 acres and is claimed to be a future-proof, virtual production-ready, metaverse-enabled and fully-fledged production destination for filmmakers worldwide.
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If the name twofour54 sounds familiar to you, that’s because it has been a part of the production for some of the biggest blockbuster franchises, including Hollywood films like Mission: Impossible, Dune, Star Wars and Fast and Furious, as well as Bollywood hits such as Bharat and Tiger Zinda Hai. Now, the company plans to set up its own film studio to attract talent and become a creative ecosystem for the Middle East.
“Twofour54 has facilitated thousands of productions over the last 15 years, establishing a compelling track record and building a deep expertise of the global film industry’s demands,” said Mark Whitehead, CEO of twofour54, in a press statement. “Leveraging this invaluable experience, twofour54 identified an opportunity in the MENA region – the demand for an integrated, future-ready production destination. We remain steadfast in our mission to foster creativity, nurture talent and provide a world-class platform where visionaries can bring their cinematic dreams to life.”
The twofour54 Studios spans over 400,000sqm and comes equipped with 11 best-in-class soundstages, a 3,000sqm exterior water tank, six versatile standing sets, and over 7,000sqm of office space, and other production facilities such as post-production and screening rooms. The company says every aspect of the studio has been “carefully designed to foster an environment that nurtures creativity and ensures a seamless and efficient production process.”
The production facilities can also house permanent tenants and companies to provide a “holistic destination for everyone involved.”
There is no word yet on when the new studio will be complete.
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