On Monday 28th September, Reel Cinemas The Dubai Mall and Phars Film will host an epic premiere for Vanguard, the latest collaboration between critically-acclaimed director Stanley Tong and world-famous actor, Jackie Chan.

Many parts of Vanguard were filmed in Dubai during the spring of 2019. The city also plays a starring role in the film as many iconic destinations including Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall appear in select scenes within the action-packed film, making the event all the more exciting.

The action-packed film will make its debut in the Middle East on Thursday, October 8th. In VANGUARD, Jackie leads a highly trained team on a relentless journey around the world that culminates in Dubai with never before seen action, ending in the streets of Dubai and the aquarium inside The Dubai Mall.

A spokesperson for Emaar, Mr. Ahmad Al Matrooshi said: “Emaar has always been a leading contributor in shaping Dubai’s mesmerizing skyline and ever-evolving urban and natural environments. Having some of our flagship destinations and attractions, such as The Dubai Mall and Downtown Dubai, featured in this internationally acclaimed cinema production, is yet another proof that Dubai has become on a par with the most iconic cities, and an inspiration for artists and filmmakers around the world.”

According to VANGUARD’s distributor Phars Film, “We have been the distribution partner of Jackie Chan’s movies for many years, and we are looking forward to continuing our successful partnership”.”

Jamal Al Sharif, CEO of the Dubai Film and TV Commission also commented on the premiere saying, “We are thrilled to see the Jackie Chan movie Vanguard premier in the UAE after it was shot in Dubai using our state-of-the-art cinema infrastructure. From modern skyscrapers to architectural landmarks and natural wonders, Dubai has urban and natural environments that make it an attractive destination for all genres of cinema production. The film was shot in destinations such as The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai and Sound Stage at Dubai Studio City. With its modern infrastructure, advanced production facilities, the region’s biggest sound stages, and streamlined services to rapidly process and issue permits, Dubai’s ecosystem is designed to support film and content production; it will surely inspire filmmakers from around the world.”

“We would like to thank all our partners for supporting Vanguard including Dubai Police, Event’s Security Committee and all other government and private sectors entities. We look forward to seeing Dubai and superstar Jackie Chan on cinema screens around the world.”

Brigadier Saif Muhair, Director of the General Department for Traffic Police said in a statement: “We communicate and protect, we innovate and build, and our ultimate aim is the happiness of society. We are always ready to provide assistance to all companies in their quest to enhance Dubai’s profile and reputation in the global film industry. Dubai has become a prime destination for tourism and investment as well as business, art, and media, thanks to the quality of the services it provides and the support of different partners.”

Vanguard is the ninth collaboration between dynamic duo Chan and Tong who were in Dubai during the spring of last year to film parts of the movie. The pair will return to the city next week for the premiere event at Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall.

For more information about Reel Cinemas and viewing times of Vanguard, visit /www.reelcinemas.ae.

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