The team will use Millennium Media’s state-of-the-art production facility in Bulgaria for the four productions.
Eagle Films Group has entered into a joint venture with Hollywood studio Millennium Media to produce four tier-one Saudi drama series projects with an accumulated production value of $20m. Millennium Media is the home of several major worldwide box office franchise hits, including The Expendables, the Has Fallen series (Olympus, London, Angel), The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Mechanic and the reboot of the Rambo franchise.
Jamal Sannan commented that the move follows Eagle Films’ success with five Saudi-Khaleeji series and three Pan-Arab (Levant) series released this year. “We had an overwhelmingly high viewer rating during Ramadan 2021 for our pan-Arab series Till Death (Lel Maout) and the Khaleeji series Sole Survivor (Al Najeea Al Wahida).”
Jeffrey Greenstein, President of Millennium Media, added that his Hollywood studio network will bring renowned writers and directors to be part of this production. It will also use Nu Boyana Studio, its production facility in Bulgaria with 18 sound stages, the biggest water tank in Europe and distinguished visual effects studios, for these four productions.
The first project in the pre-production phase is Rally, a crime-thriller series set in Saudi Arabia. Production is set to start in Q4 2021. Written by Hisham Hilal, the story revolves around a rally event in Saudi Arabia, and includes a twist.
In parallel, Jamal Sannan has signed a deal with renowned Khaleeji director Ali-Al Ali for a number of projects. The first project, Walls of the Past (Sewar Al Madi), is a social drama and mystery series scheduled for production in mid-September 2021.