With Abu Dhabi as the backdrop for the film’s action-filled scenes, it’s no surprise that the capital is set to host the Middle East premiere of Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One at Emirates Palace on June 26. The event will feature the movie’s cast and crew, including star Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie.
Part of the movie was shot at the landscape of the Liwa desert and the iconic Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal, thanks to the support of Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC), part of the Creative Media Authority.
The complexity of the shoot, which included building an Arabian village in the desert and multiple sets at the terminal, required a collaborative effort from multiple businesses and entities across Abu Dhabi, including twofour54 Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Airports.
It’s marked as the second time that the Mission Impossible franchise has filmed in Abu Dhabi, following the stunning jump sequence that was shot in Abu Dhabi for 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
The scenes were filmed in 2021, and filming production spanned over 15 days. Besides building the sets in Liwa and at the Midfield Terminal, the production team also shot on the roof of the 742,000 square meter terminal, the longest single-standing arch in the world at 180 meters.
The film’s trailer gave a glimpse of Abu Dhabi, Norway, and the UK.
Previously, 2011’s Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol was filmed in Dubai, including its daring stunt on the Burj Khalifa.
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