Hollywood has taken a new spin in depicting one of the UAE’s most popular landmarks – reversing its driving nose-first and crashing it into central London.
The trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence, which was broadcast during the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 earlier this week, features a CGI (computer-generated) cameo of the Burj Khalifa turned on its head and shown plummeting into the River Thames in London.
The film is the eagerly-awaited sequel to Independence Day, which was released in 1996 and was a global smash hit. It was memorable for scenes of American cities like Washington, New York and Los Angeles completely annihilated by invading aliens.
Last year, the UAE was prominently featured in two major Hollywood productions. The desert of Abu Dhabi was transformed into the fictional planet of Tatooine for the latest Star Wars film, whilst central Dubai was re-hashed into a future metropolis to be included in the upcoming Star Trek film. The Burj Khalifa was previously showcased in the 2011 hit film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, where a desperate Tom Cruise is seen running down and alongside the iconic tower.
Independence Day: Resurgence is planned to be released in cinemas across the region on July 7.
Click on the video link below to watch the trailer