Dubai: The third part of globally renowned sci-fi franchise "Star Trek", directed by Justin Lin, will film scenes in Dubai.
Filming of the project is planned to commence in October this year, and the film is set for release in the United States and the UAE in July 2016, Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) said.
A number of entities, including DFTC, the Dubai Media Office, Dubai Tourism and Commerce and Marketing (DTCM), and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will work closely to provide all of the necessary support to facilitate the filming.
Dubai Studio City will provide technical support for parts of the film, and location owners will be closely involved in supporting the shooting across various locations.
"Bringing international productions to Dubai helps to facilitate the development of a sustainable local film industry, and adds to the city's already flourishing economy and cultural life.
"This production will also provide a great opportunity for local talent to acquire new skills, and gain first-hand insight into the techniques and processes required for a film of this size," Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission and Managing Director of Dubai Studio City said.
Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said that TV and film is an incredibly powerful platform through which we can showcase the many tourism facets of Dubai.
"The city's world-renowned architecture, diverse landscapes and attractions are proving increasingly attractive to filmmakers and we are seeing Dubai gain a reputation as a world-class filming location.
"In turn, these factors are portrayed to viewers across the globe, raising awareness and reinforcing Dubai's reputation as a world-class tourist destination."