Location: Atlas Film Studios is located 5km (3 miles) from Ouarzazate and 8km (5 miles) from the airport on the road to Marrakech. A yellow bus shuttles between the studio and Ouarzazate’s main street, Avenue Mohammed V.
Purportedly the world’s largest film studios, this 30,000 sq meter desert film studio is open to visitors when there’s no production on that day. Although it’s not a visitor attraction in the Universal Studios sense, it’s an authentic experience where visitors can tour the decaying sets in the desert environment.
1962 – Ouarzazate was first used as a movie location by acclaimed British director David Lean for his epic Lawrence of Arabia. Familiar with the area, Lean knew that the site could provide an authentic setting for any ancient, desert-based story.
1983 – Atlas Film Studios built, when Moroccan entrepreneur Mohamed Belghmi recognised the need for a permanent studio in the area.
Over the years, Ouarzazate has served as a shooting location for Alexander the Great, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, Babel, The Mummy (1999), Star Wars (1977), The Living Daylights (1987), Martin Scorsese’s Kundun (1997) and many others, including Ridley Scott’s epic Gladiator (2000) and Body of Lies (2008).
Productions shot at Atlas Corporation Studios, Morocco
Feature Film (13)
|Babel||2006||Alejandro González Iñárritu|
|The Nativity Story||2006||Catherine Hardwicke|
|Kingdom of Heaven||2005||Ridley Scott|
|Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra||2002||Alain Chabat|
|Black Hawk Down||2001||Ridley Scott|
|Rules of Engagement||2000||William Friedkin|
|The Last Temptation of Christ||1988||Martin Scorsese|
|The Living Daylights||1987||John Glen|
|The Jewel of the Nile||1985||Lewis Teague|
|The Man Who Would Be King||1975||John Huston|
|Lawrence of Arabia||1962||David Lean|
TV Series (1)
|Game of Thrones||2011||Various|