See how Abu Dhabi was used in the new Sonic the Hedgehog film

The capital hit the big screen again

See how Abu Dhabi was used in the new Sonic the Hedgehog film

Abu Dhabi has popped up in the movies frequently in recent years.

There’s been films like Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Fast and Furious, 6 Underground and more that have filmed here in the UAE capital.

The latest to film scenes here in the UAE is the recent Sonic the Hedgehog movie starring Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz and a blue hedgehog.

The film, that will be released digitally on March 31 on Amazon and iTunes, is the highest grossing video game film to ever be released.

Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Desert was used to film a chase between the eponymous spiny mammal and his nemesis Dr Robotnik, as a double for Cairo, Egypt.

Twofour54 have released a behind the scenes video of the soot in the UAE capital ahead of the movie's digital release next week.



“Abu Dhabi is used to hosting major productions, whether it’s Hollywood hits like the Mission: Impossible franchise or Bollywood blockbusters such as Tiger Zinda Hai,” Michael Garin, CEO of twofour54 Abu Dhabi.

“The fact that these productions choose Abu Dhabi as a filming location is a demonstration of the collaborative culture of Abu Dhabi and why we are seeing the world’s biggest studios, such as Paramount Pictures, returning to benefit from the production infrastructure on offer.”

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