We just closed our launch investor for $15m for the pre-production of our film, Antar of Liwa! The investor is from the MENA region.
Needless to say, it has been a lot of work. We think it's a great film franchise as he's an action hero, but the script is true to the original story and brings a lot of Arab influence/culture into play. That's what happens when you have lived in the UAE!
Now we will be contacting talent and it is a mix of International actors. We are also developing an animated series, The Adventures of Antar.
Still not certain if we will actually film in Liwa, as it's rather expensive to film in UAE, but if it makes sense, we will certainly try to. Mansoor Abulhoul in Dubai is heading up the financial investment arm for the film franchise, as we will probably be in LA through the summer dealing with pre-production.
I really miss AD, but should be back soon.