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Film AlUla will shoot the US thriller “Fourth Wall” and romance “Chasing Red”

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The first two projects are a kidnap thriller called

Fourth wall

, and a romance adaptation called

Chasing red. They are the first two projects of a partnership that was signed in October and will bring 10 productions totaling $350m in the north-west Saudi Arabia region over the next three year. The announcement was made at Red Sea International Film Festival.Stampede Ventures CEO Greg Silverman is a producer of Fourth Wall alongside Jon Berg. The thriller revolves around a former child actor from a popular TV show who is kidnapped, and wakes up with the rest in a recreation of the set of the show. Emma Roberts, who starred in American horror Story

and

Scream Queens is believed to be in negotiations for the lead role. Roberts stars in Stampede Ventures’ upcoming romantic comedy Space Cadet

.Chasing Red is a romance centred around straight-A student Veronica and rich playboy Caleb, who are brought together by an unexpected series of events. Silverman and Berg are the producers. Silverman and Berg are the producers.Silverman launched Stampede Ventures in 2018 and is former president of creative development and physical production at Warner Bros, where his credits included the Harry Potter and Christopher Nolan’s Batman films as well as Joker

and Mad Max: Fury Road

.The two features will be among the first to be filmed at Film AlUla’s full production facility, which includes a 30,000 square foot soundstage, backlot and production support buildings among other facilities, and are scheduled to film in the second quarter of 2024.The partnership between Film AlUla and Stampede, which was finalised in October, has been considered a major milestone in growing AlUla from a regional creative hub to a platform for international filmmaking talent. The partnership, which includes Film AlUla providing rebates and incentives, is aligned with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals to foster cultural development.Films to have shot there include Gerard Butler action feature Kandahar starring Gerard Butler, the Russo brothers’ Cherry

starring Tom Holland, and Saudi filmmaker Tawfik Alzaidi’s debut feature

Norah

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