Atlas Studios is a film studio located 3 miles (5km) west of Ouarzazate. Measured by acreage, it is the world's largest film studio. Most of the property consists of desert and mountains.
The company was founded in 1983 by entrepreneur Mohamed Belghmi. Since then, it has been able to expand, thanks to reliable climate and weather conditions, and because the area is of a nature that can mimic the natural environments of many countries well.
Ouarzazate area is a noted film-making location, with Morocco's biggest studios inviting many international companies to work here. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999),...