Netflix acquires global streaming rights to Image Nation’s The Worthy

Following the 2016 acquisition of Zinzina, Netflix has now acquired the worldwide streaming rights to The Worthy, directed by another Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa. Both films are owned by Image Nation Abu Dhabi.
Scene from The Worthy by Ali Mostafa
Scene from The Worthy by Ali Mostafa

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Netflix has picked up the film rights to another film produced by Image Nation Abu Dhabi.  Following the 2016 acquisition of Zinzina, directed by Emirati filmmaker Majid Al Ansari, Netflix has now acquired the worldwide streaming rights to The Worthy, directed by another Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa. Ali Mostafa will also featuring in the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival with a short film, "Alligator", as part of the Dubai Film Market’s Enjaaz program.

The Worthy, which premiered at the 60th BFI London Film Festival, is produced by horror film veterans Peter Safran (The Conjuring) and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity).  The plot revolves around a small group of survivors who take refuge near a rare clean water source after a vast majority of the world’s water supply has been lethally contaminated. The survivors are thrust into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, and must defend their lives from infiltrators who aren’t what they seem.

The post-apocalyptic thriller was released in cinemas across the region this past February.

The film’s ensemble cast includes Arab stars Ali Suliman (Paradise NowZinzina), Samr Al Masri (Bab Al-Hara) and Screen International’s “Arab Star of Tomorrow” Samer Ismael (Omar).

This is Mostafa’s third feature film, following his Dubai-based drama City of Life (2009) and Image Nation co-production From A to B (2014).

The deal was negotiated by IM Global’s President of International Sales and Distribution, Michael Rothstein and SVP, International Business and Legal Affairs, Dimiter Nikolov on behalf of IM Global.

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