Con Air director Simon West is set to film his upcoming historic drama Antara in Saudi Arabia's NEOM. Based on a true story, the film revolves around the titular Antara ibn Shaddad, an imprisoned warrior who won his freedom to become a knight and one of the most celebrated poets in Arabian history.
Antara is co-produced by Irish writer and producer Alexander Amartei. Celtic Films Entertainment CEO Stuart Sutherland also co-produces under his Jeddah-based production company Celtic Arabia. Sutherland is recognised for Killing Eve and Saudi-set feature Born A King. More recently, he co-produced Gerard Butler starrer Kandahar which filmed in the Kingdom.
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