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"The Blue Elephant 3" Is in Pre-Production

Tue 26 Mar 2024 | 10:48 AM
The Blue Elephant
The Blue Elephant
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Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz has given a new update on the long-awaited third outing in the franchise “El Feel El Azraq” (The Blue Elephant). 

“The Blue Elephant 3 movie is currently in pre-production and I'm waiting for it to be put into production after the completion of filming the Al-Hashashin series," he added.

Abdel Aziz continued: "I collaborated with major stars in its two parts, and the film is close to my heart and I liked the script since I read it in the first part and decided to go through that experience."

"The Blue Elephant 3" brings together the same cast and crew of the first film, including director Marwan Hamed, and writer and novelist Ahmed Mourad, as well as reunites Abdel Aziz with Nelly Karim.

The film is one of the highest-grossing Egyptian films in the last 10 years. It grossed more than EGP 35 million, and 1.2 million tickets were sold during the Eid Al Adha season in 2014, achieving wide acclaim.

"The Blue Elephant" received a rating of 8.6 on IMDb with more than 21,000 votes by users, making it the highest-rated Arabic film on IMDb. The film is still one of the most-watched films on TV and VOID platforms.

Hamed adapted writer Mourad’s best-selling book of the same title which was released in 2012. The novel was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) in 2014.

“The Blue Elephant” follows Yahya Rashid, a psychiatrist tired of his monotonous life and begins working at a psychiatric hospital. He meets an old friend, who has been accused of killing his wife and delves into his psyche to understand his actions.

In 2019, It spawned a sequel centered around a new inmate in the psychiatric hospital turning Dr. Yehia's life upside down when he foretells the death of his entire family.

In the upcoming film, the demon moves to Yahya’s body and forces him into a battle with himself.