Former Football Star Wants To Shoot Space-Based Sports Movie In Dubai?

Dubai looks like a city from the future, or at least in a construction phase. I've always wondered why Hollywood hasn't tried to shoot movies there. I'm guessing it probably has something to do with the extreme desert heat or the Middle Eastern laws. I'm sure someone in the comments will know better. There was a scene in Ridley Scott's Body of Lies which used the city as a backdrop, but only briefly.

Former US Football star Ken Harvey (Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins) will visit the Globa Space Technology Forum in Abu Dhabi next month in an effort to find financial backing for a film about playing sports in space, according to The National. The film tells a story of a young boy who joins "a space-sport team in his quest to avenge the death of his father and to win the rights to mine for Helium-3", which is thought by some scientists to be a possible fuel. Yeah, the stoyline doesn't sound too promising. Harvey is also promoting his company Space Sportilization, with the purpose of promoting interest in playing sports in space.

Thanks to /Film reader Allen H for the tip.