Dubai Gets A Starring Role In This New Hollywood Movie Trailer

Dubai Gets A Starring Role In This New Hollywood Movie Trailer

The city gets engulfed by a tidal wave in the upcoming Geostorm.

Dubai might have experienced some pretty adverse weather lately, but a few drops of rain are nothing compared to what the city has coming.

Luckily, it’s only in the movies (although watching a tsunami sweep across Sheikh Zayed feels rather soul-crushing, even if it is CGI).

The emirate takes centre stage in the trailer for upcoming Hollywood flick Geostorm, a disaster movie starring Gerard Butler and Abbie Cornish.

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The 16-second clip, released on Tuesday by Warner Bros Studios, shows a giant wave engulf the city and swirl around to the base of the Burj Khalifa.

Check it out for yourself:

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However, as our pals at What’s On note, the producers appear to have taken a little artistic licence with the location of the world’s tallest building. When was it that close to the coast?

The general premise of the blockbuster is that there’s an epic storm created by climate-control satellites, and their engineer – that’s Mr Butler – has to try and fix them to save the world.

Another trailer also shows other global cities – including Mumbai, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro – battling Mother Nature.

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The film, which is due to be released on October 20, isn’t the first to pick Dubai as a location – Star Trek Beyond was shot in the city back in 2015.

Dubai provided the backdrop for Starbase Yorktown, a city set in deep space, and was selected by producer Jeffrey Chernov thanks to its stunning architecture.

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“We came searching for the future and we found it in Dubai. It represents the future of what the next frontier would be like in our film,” he said at a press conference inside the Burj Al Arab in 2015.  “We wanted to find a very vertical city…  a lot of our exterior work is going to be done here.”

So what A-list flick will next be set here? We’ll keep you posted…

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   March 9, 2017