Fast & Furious 7 to be filmed in Dubai

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

Producers behind the popular ‘Fast & Furious’ movie franchise have confirmed they will film part of the seventh instalment in Dubai, with filming due to start later this year in time for a summer 2014 premiere.

FF7 Productions, in association with One Race Films and Original Film, announced on the US-based Acting-Auditions.org website they were in pre-production on the action crime thriller and were casting for actors for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles.

They revealed filming would take place in the US, Tokyo and Dubai. “The extras will be cast near the locations where filming will take place. Principal photography commences September, 2013,” the casting call said.

The seventh instalment is set to star Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson and is expected to hit theatres on July 11, 2014.

"We will have a stint in Tokyo and there is the Middle East next, that could be very interesting," actor Vin Diesel told the DigitalSpy movie website while promoting Fast & Furious 6.

No details on exact locations have been revealed but the seventh film is expected to be the first in a new trilogy for the popular adrenaline-packed, car-focused franchise.

Released on May 24, the London-based sixth instalment had a budget of around $160m and has already earned around $704m at box offices around the world.

When launched in the UAE last month, Fast & Furious 6 smashed box office records, raking in AED13.8m ($3.75m) in its opening weekend, more than AED3m more than the previous record set by Iron Man 3.

The six movies in the franchise have now earned a total of over $2bn since they were launched in 2001.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Smoke-free Dubai - the big debate

Smoke-free Dubai - the big debate

Will the emirate ever be smoke free? We spark up the conversation...

4
Mentoring matters: Mowgli Q&A

Mentoring matters: Mowgli Q&A

Kathleen Bury, CEO of mentoring foundation Mowgli, on why mentoring...

Guide to getting married in Dubai on a budget

Guide to getting married in Dubai on a budget

Alarmed by how expensive weddings are? Our experts reveal how...

2
Most Discussed
  • 24
    World's most pierced man refused entry to the UAE

    Tolerance has its limits everywhere including Dubai and those who considered Dubai a lawless circus were held accountable...so thank you Dubai authorities... more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:51 PM - Khalil
  • 23
    Baby NOT on board?

    Some of you cry babies need to get your own personal apartments on the plane ! You cry more then the babies I have seen in my travels. LOL more

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:10 AM - Jim
  • 21
    Israel “must be punished” over Gaza, says Dubai police chief

    This high moral ground that Mick is talking abt sound very familiar. May I remind Mick that the US & its British ally alone killed over 1 million innocent... more

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 4:12 PM - Mathew