Filming in Dubai would be the longest among other international cities that will feature in MI4. The city is expected to play host to the film crews and stars over a period of at least three weeks.
To this effect, Dubai has reaffirmed its commitment to provide all necessary support to facilitate the shoot and prepare an environment conducive of creative work. Roles of several government departments, including Dubai Police, Civil Defence, Roads and Transport Authority and Department of Health, will be streamlined to facilitate the filming process.
Similarly, a group of leading local entities in Dubai have committed full support to the production team to ensure the smooth running of this enormous undertaking.
Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) promised deploying its state of the art technical facilities and highly skilled personnel to provide any necessary support. Also, Dubai Studio City will be mobilizing its capability and expertise to give technical and logistic support to the team. Similarly, Emirates Airlines, Emaar, Burj Khalifa, Meydan, and several others of Dubai’s captivating locations and landmarks will be on the ready to step up to support the film.
By selecting Dubai for this major cinematic production, Paramount joins the growing interest from regional and international film makers who are recognizing the city’s potential and appreciate it as a safe efficient hub with world class infrastructure.
Dubai’s unique cultural diversity combined with its distinctive architecture which effortlessly mixes the old with the new, make the Emirate remarkably appealing for international movie production projects.
Dubai’s modern international facades, its eastern affiliation and authentic Arabian roots, affirm the city as a vital link connecting cinema in the East and West.
Spearheading the effort at MI4 is Brad Bird who directed “The Incredibles”, a film that grossed in excess of $261B in box office takings when it was released in 2004, and “Ratatouille” which won the Oscar for best animated film in 2007.