BIG PICTURE: Star Wars grabs attention in UAE
Latest Star Wars film dominates Abu Dhabi skyline
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To celebrate the Middle East premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 16 December, twofour54 and Aldar Properties PJSC partnered to create a giant Star Wars-themed installation.
The 100-metre high installation is currently being placed on the iconic, coin-shaped Aldar HQ building and will feature the Starkiller Base from the latest episode of the blockbuster franchise. Those keen to find out the story behind the giant image will have to wait until the film opens in cinemas this weekend, as no details will be revealed in advance.
With assistance from twofour54 and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, filming for Star Wars: The Force Awakens took place in Abu Dhabi during May 2014 with over 650 crew working across two locations. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Abu Dhabi plays Jakku, a frontier desert planet in a remote section of the Outer Rim Territories.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh instalment in the franchise and is anticipated to be one of the most successful films of all time. So far, it has smashed all records for advance ticket sales in the United States.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled for general release in UAE cinemas on 17 December 2015.
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