Abu Dhabi gives a ‘galactic nod’ to Star Wars in new video

ABU DHABI // A video celebrating Abu Dhabi’s role in the latest Star Wars film has been released by the twofour54 media zone and Aldar Properties. The clip shows the installation of giant artwork of the movie’s Starkiller Base. It has completely covered the facade of Aldar’s headquarters, HQ. Described as “a galactic nod to […]

ABU DHABI // A video celebrating Abu Dhabi’s role in the latest Star Wars film has been released by the twofour54 media zone and Aldar Properties.

The clip shows the installation of giant artwork of the movie’s Starkiller Base. It has completely covered the facade of Aldar’s headquarters, HQ.

Described as “a galactic nod to Star Wars fans around the world,” the installation required nine days to print the material, which could cover two and a half football pitches.

Once printed, 420 man-hours were required to attach it to the surface of the circular building.

“twofour54 is immensely proud of its role in contributing to the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” said twofour54 chief executive Noura Al Kaabi.

With assistance from twofour54 and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, filming for The Force Awakens took place in Abu Dhabi during May 2014 with more than 650 crew working across two locations.

In the film, Abu Dhabi stands in for Jakku, a frontier desert planet in a remote section of the film’s Outer Rim Territories.

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