Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 23 August 2019

'6 Underground': new photo released of Ryan Reynolds and cast at Abu Dhabi military base

The Canadian-American actor and director Michael Bay pose with senior officials from the UAE while shooting in a local military base

Senior officials visited the set at a military base during filming in Abu Dhabi. Christian Black / Netflix
Senior officials visited the set at a military base during filming in Abu Dhabi. Christian Black / Netflix

Principal photography wrapped last week in Abu Dhabi on Netflix action movie 6 Underground, and now the team – which includes Transformers director Michael Bay and Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds (whose famous wife, Blake Lively, also joined him while filming in the UAE) – has released a new photo of the crew with senior officials at a local military base.

The group snap also features Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

Reynolds and company arrived in the UAE on November 12, with production starting on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi. The crew then moved to sites in Al Ain, Liwa and Ras Al Khaimah, before they wrapped up on December 5 back in the capital. In total, 24 locations were used during the 27-day shoot.

“The UAE, and Abu Dhabi in particular, has provided diverse backdrops that have added to the richness of our production,” commented Bay. “I look forward to returning to the UAE in the future to spend time exploring all that the country has to offer.”

Meanwhile, Reynolds, who reportedly got one of the worst haircuts of his life while in Abu Dhabi, said: “Making this movie was an experience I will never forget. I was impressed with the local crew and artisans we’ve met throughout our journey. Together we’ve made an exciting movie with equal parts action and humour that will appeal to a diverse audience.”

The film is currently in post-production in the US and is slated for release on Netflix in 2019.

Updated: December 12, 2018 11:58 AM

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