Imagenation-Nat Geo to produce The Way Back

Weir feature the first to benefit from US$100m Abu Dhabi film fund.
The Way Back director Peter Weir.
The Way Back director Peter Weir.


National Geographic Entertainment and Imagenation Abu Dhabi have tapped Peter Weir’s latest feature production The Way Back in their first co-production deal.

The partners have joined forces with Exclusive Media Group and Spitfire Pictures to finance the film, making it the first feature to benefit from the US$100m fund announced by the companies last October.

The Way Back chronicles the escape of a small group of multi-national prisoners from a Siberian gulag in 1940 and their epic journey over thousands of miles across five hostile countries. Principal photography recently shifted to Morocco.

“We couldn’t think of a better or more prestigious first project for this partnership,” said Imagenation CEO Ed Borgerding. “Peter Weir is one of the great directors working today.”

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