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.

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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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