Jackie Chan will film his latest movie, Kung Fu Yoga, in Dubai from 28 September 30 October 2015. This will be Chans first time filming in the Middle East. The film, directed by Stanley Tong, a production of Beijing Taihe Entertainment Culture Development Co. Ltd., is the first project under India and Chinas co-production […]
The film, directed by Stanley Tong, a production of Beijing Taihe Entertainment Culture Development Co. Ltd., is the first project under India and Chinas co-production agreement, which was signed in September 2014. The production is being serviced by AlKatraz Productions, the specialist UAE Production Services Company, who have been assisting the project since April.
Kung Fu Yoga will film in Dubai for thirty three days, and will bring around one hundred international crew to the Emirate, as well as use a large pool of local talent for filming. A series of car chase sequences will be shot in one of Dubais iconic landmarks, will showcase the Emirates amazing skyline and luxury attractions, as well as its world-class infrastructure, roads and bridges.
The filming of Kung Fu Yoga in Dubai follows a series of blockbusters who have selected the Emirate as their filming location this year, including Star Trek. The film will not only showcase Dubais iconic landmarks and attractions to a global audience, but will promote the Emirates position as a leading international hub for filming.
Commenting, Stanley Tong, Director, said: We are greatly looking forward to filming parts of Kung Fu Yoga in Dubai, and the locations we have selected perfectly complement the scenes we are shooting here. Dubais iconic skyscrapers and attractions are recognised around the world, and we are excited to work closely with Dubai Film and TV Commission to ensure an enjoyable and successful filming time in Dubai!
Commenting, Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission and Managing Director of Dubai Studio City, said: We are very excited to welcome Jackie Chan and the Kung Fu Yoga production team to Dubai. The UAE is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Hollywood and Bollywood productions, and the filming of Kung Fu Yoga in Dubai is another major boost for our film industry.
The shooting of large productions here in Dubai has not only facilitated the development of a sustainable local film industry, but has showcased the Emirates attractions, lifestyle, locations and culture to a global audience, and truly established the Emirate as a leading international filming hub.