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Universal has begun to rev up its marketing campaign for the latest installment of its 'Fast & Furious' franchise, officially titled 'Furious 7'.
The latest trailer showcasing more clips from scenes filmed in Abu Dhabi earlier last year was released during Sunday Super Bowl night.
In the latest offing we witness Adu Dhabi's amazing desert landscapes and some lovely shots of its skyline.
Well, speeding cars is no big deal in F&F franchise but when the car comes crashing in and out of one of the most recognisable hotels in Abu Dhabi - it becomes a big deal.
Actor/producer Vin Diesel is seen firing up the engine and driving a sports car between the two Etihad Towers skyscrapers in an over-the-top action scene.
Diesel is seen speeding through a swanky upper-floor window of one of the Etihad Towers and crashing into its sister tower, before hurling himself out and letting the car fall free from the other side.
The ensemble cast, including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodrigues, Kurt Russell, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and others are also seen making a grand entrance at the Emirates Palace.
'Furious 7' will also be the last appearance of Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash in California in November 2013 before production was completed.
The movie is scheduled for release in April 3, 2015.
The latest chapter in the highly anticipated action-thriller series was made possible by co-operation between Abu Dhabi government and twofour54.
Filming took place at a number of iconic locations in Abu Dhabi, including Emirates Palace, roads leading up to the Cornice, Al Ain City and Jumeirah Etihad Towers.
Residents had spotted visual effects crew capturing helicopter shots, stunt footage and a variety of visual effects scenes shot at Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi features heavily in several videos posted on their official Facebook page.
Noura Al Kaabi, Chief Executive, twofour54, said: “This (filming of F&F7) is a great opportunity to not only generate international exposure for Abu Dhabi, but to also provide young Emiratis with work experience, which could help them to become the region’s future filmmakers.”
The capital is fast becoming a leading production hub with projects including Hollywood thriller ‘Deliver us from Evil’ and the BBC’s ‘Top Gear’.
In conjunction with TwoFour54, portions of the film are also being shot in Al Ain, Fujairah and Dubai.
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