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Riverman, an upcoming action film, is set to shoot in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, and the UK

The highly anticipated action-packed film, titled 'Riverman', is set to make waves in the film industry. Penned and helmed by the esteemed Terry George, an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director renowned for his exceptional works such as 'In the Name of the Father', 'Hotel Rwanda', and 'The Shore', this upcoming project is already generating significant buzz. In a bold move, 'Riverman' will capture its thrilling sequences in two contrasting yet captivating locations: the majestic landscape of NEOM in northwest Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. The combination of these distinct backdrops is sure to add an extra layer of visual grandeur to the film. As the production gears up to commence shooting, fans and industry insiders alike eagerly await the unveiling of 'Riverman', anticipating an adrenaline-fueled cinematic experience like no other.

In a riveting narrative that draws inspiration from the war diaries and real-life events of the conflict in Afghanistan spanning from 2001 to 2008, the compelling tale of 'Riverman' unfolds. At its core lies the journey of Max, a distinguished Royal Marine whose unwavering dedication is put to the ultimate test when he finds himself enticed by the sinister machinations lurking beneath the surface of warfare. In the wake of a string of catastrophic incidents in Afghanistan, Max finds himself thrust into a realm that proves to be even more perilous than the treacherous battlefield. In a world plagued by the politics of war, Max, a disillusioned individual, finds himself drawn into a clandestine world of intrigue and power. Recruited by a private arms dealer, he is thrust into a role that involves supplying weapons to private armies across the globe. This enigmatic company holds the ability to manipulate wars and exert influence over the outcomes of global conflicts. In a world where danger lurks at every turn, even the most seasoned individuals find themselves tested beyond their limits. Such is the case for Max, a highly trained individual whose expertise lies in navigating treacherous situations. However, nothing could have prepared him for the cutthroat realm of arms dealing, where the stakes are higher than ever before.

The highly anticipated production is set to be helmed by Future Artists Entertainment, a renowned production company known for their work on successful projects such as 'Bank of Dave' and 'Poker Face'. Leading the charge will be the talented Matt Williams, who has proven his mettle in the industry. Joining forces with Williams is the accomplished Camilla Storey from TMS Productions, whose previous work on 'Bitter Harvest' has garnered critical acclaim. Rounding out the impressive team is the esteemed producer Mark Foligno, hailing from Limelight CTL, known for their involvement in notable films such as 'Moon' and 'The King's Speech'. With such a stellar lineup of industry professionals, this production is sure to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression.

In a recent statement, Matt Williams, a prominent figure in the film industry, expressed his admiration for the upcoming movie "Riverman. Williams lauded the film as a creation of the brilliant Terry George, known for his exceptional storytelling abilities. According to Williams, "Riverman" promises to be a thrilling cinematic experience, delving into the complex themes of heroism, corruption, and temptation. Set against the treacherous realm of arms dealing and warfare, the movie is expected to captivate audiences with its action-packed narrative. In what promises to be a captivating cinematic experience, the forthcoming film has been described as nothing short of powerful. The anticipation surrounding its release is further heightened by the involvement of esteemed director George, whose creative prowess is set to breathe life into this project.

Terry George, a seasoned filmmaker with a remarkable career spanning over three and a half decades, is set to release his latest project, 'Riverman.' With an impressive track record that includes an Academy Award victory and numerous Oscar nominations, George is renowned for his ability to craft compelling narratives that delve into the depths of complex characters within a political context. 'Riverman' is poised to be another testament to his exceptional storytelling prowess.

In a recent statement, acclaimed filmmaker Terry George expressed his admiration for the film "Riverman," describing it as a potent and deeply moving war narrative. In a statement filled with enthusiasm, the director expressed their excitement about leading the remarkable project at NEOM.

In an exciting development, Wayne Borg, the esteemed Managing Director of Media Industries, Entertainment, and Culture at NEOM, has expressed his delight in welcoming the highly acclaimed writer and director Terry George to the prestigious NEOM. The purpose of George's visit is to shoot his much-anticipated action feature titled 'Riverman'. The production team's unwavering belief in NEOM serves as a true testament to the exceptional quality of our cutting-edge facilities, highly skilled crews, extensive array of diverse filming locations, and globally renowned production cash rebate incentive, which surpasses the 40% mark. In a thrilling turn of events, the captivating allure of NEOM has drawn the attention of high-end TV and film productions. With an insatiable appetite for top-notch content, big studios and streamers are flocking to this location to meet the unprecedented demand. NEOM, the renowned full-service production hub in the region, continues to solidify its position with the recent acquisition of the highly anticipated production 'Riverman.' This addition further strengthens NEOM's already compelling offering, making it an even more attractive destination for filmmakers and production companies alike.

Principal photography for the highly anticipated project is slated to commence in January 2024, as casting has officially kicked off. NEOM, the prominent production destination and industry hub for the Middle East and North Africa region, is set to revolutionize the production landscape. With its state-of-the-art sound stages, top-notch production support facilities, and pool of exceptional talent and crews, NEOM is poised to become a global leader in the world of film and television production.

In the past 18 months, NEOM has served as the picturesque setting for an impressive array of 30 productions. Among these notable works is Rupert Wyatt's 'Desert Warrior', featuring the talented duo of Anthony Mackie and Sir Ben Kingsley. Additionally, the esteemed director Rajkumar Hirani helmed 'Dunki', a captivating film starring the renowned Shahrukh Khan. NEOM also played host to the groundbreaking regional reality TV shows 'Million Dollar Island' and 'Rise of the Witches', a television series boasting the largest budget ever seen in the region. In an exciting development, MBC's highly anticipated TV drama series, 'Exceptional', is slated to commence filming in the month of July. This ambitious project, spanning an impressive 200 episodes per year, is set to captivate audiences with its compelling storyline and talented cast.

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