Abu Dhabi will serve as the captivating backdrop for the action-packed scenes of ‘Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One’, making it the perfect location for the Middle East premiere at Emirates Palace on June 26. This highly anticipated event will bring together the talented cast and crew, including renowned actor Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie.
One of the film's remarkable settings is the picturesque Liwa desert, where a portion of the movie was filmed alongside the iconic Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal. The production of these scenes proved to be a challenging endeavor, involving the construction of an Arabian village in the desert and the creation of numerous sets at the terminal. This large-scale undertaking needed involvement from several companies and organizations around Abu Dhabi, including twofour54 Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Airports.
This isn't the first time that the ‘Mission Impossible’ franchise has chosen Abu Dhabi as a filming location. The city previously hosted the breathtaking jump sequence featured in ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ back in 2018. The filming for the latest installment took place in 2021, spanning over a period of 15 days. In addition to the sets in Liwa and the Midfield Terminal, the production team also captured stunning footage on the rooftop of the terminal, an architectural marvel measuring 742,000 square meters, with the world's longest single-standing arch at 180 meters.
The film's trailer provided a glimpse of Abu Dhabi, as well as Norway and the UK, showcasing the diverse and visually striking locations chosen for the movie. Notably, the ‘Mission Impossible’ franchise previously filmed ‘Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol’ in Dubai, featuring its daring stunt on the Burj Khalifa.
Khalfan Al-Mazrouei, the acting director general of Creative Media Authority, expressed his pride in hosting the premiere of ‘Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One’ in Abu Dhabi. This opportunity highlights Abu Dhabi's standing as a premier destination for film and TV productions in the Middle East and North Africa region. Al-Mazrouei emphasized the successful collaboration with such an influential franchise, underscoring how Abu Dhabi possesses all the necessary elements to support large-scale and intricate productions.