Parts of the set used for filming the latest instalment of the Star Wars franchise in Abu Dhabi are set to be displayed in a museum in the UAE capital, it was reported in The National. The newspaper report quoted twofour54 CEO Noura Al Kaabi saying that twofour54 is looking at ways to preserve the Star Wars: Episode […]
The newspaper report quoted twofour54 CEO Noura Al Kaabi saying that twofour54 is looking at ways to preserve the Star Wars: Episode VII film sets until they were curated.
It would most likely be at Saadiyat Island, where Abu Dhabi is currently building three museums, starting with The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is slated to open in December 2015. The Guggenheim museum on Saadiyat Island is scheduled for completion in 2017, a year later than the Zayed National Museum.
In May, twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority in Abu Dhabi, finally confirmed Star Wars was being filmed in the emirate, with hundreds of local and international cast and crew are currently working on the production.
We are delighted that Abu Dhabi has attracted another major international production and are thrilled to have welcomed the Star Wars team. Having Star Wars: Episode VII film in the emirate shows Abu Dhabi is emerging as the regions leading media and entertainment hub, Al Kaabi said.