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Netflix and Skydance Media in association with Bay Films have completed principal photography in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 6 Underground, the action-adventure feature film, directed by Michael Bay and starring Ryan Reynolds.
Filming began in Italy on 20 August, utilising locations in Florence, Siena, Taranto and Rome before moving to the UAE. Production continued in Abu Dhabi on 12 November and moved to sites in Al Ain, Liwa and Ras Al Khaimah before completing principal photography on 5 December, in the Abu Dhabi City Centre.
The film is currently in post-production in the US and slated for release on Netflix in 2019. The production took advantage of the Abu Dhabi Film Commission 30% rebate on production spend in Abu Dhabi as well as twofour54, which provided full production services, including location assistance, securing permits and suppliers as well as catering, accommodation and travel.
“The UAE, and Abu Dhabi in particular has provided diverse backdrops that have added to the richness of our production,” said director Michael Bay. “I look forward to returning to the UAE in the future to spend time exploring all that the country has to offer.” “This has been a fast-paced and dynamic production, and Netflix and Skydance have been fantastic partners,” he added. “Making this movie was an experience I will never forget,” says Ryan Reynolds. “I was impressed with the local crew and artisans we’ve met throughout our journey.”
6 Underground crew and cast in Abu Dhabi