Las Palmas and the island of Fuerteventura shine in the teaser trailer of Allied which Paramount Pictures released on Friday as a preview to the film, which opens on 23 November.
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are part of a network of spies in World War II and many of the scenes were filmed on locations in the capital of Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.
In the opening seconds of the trailer, Fuerteventura emerges as Brad Pitt moves through a desert landscape. Immediately afterwards, the scenario changes and moves to several historical corners of Las Palmas: where the city streets were filled with sand, camels and old cars to become the port area of Morocco, and the old ice factory La Isleta became a Nazi barracks where action scenes, with gunfire and explosions were filmed.
It will not be easy for viewers to identify some corner of the capital of Gran Canaria, where the film was shot over several days, due to the transformation by the production teams to travel back in time to the 1940s.
But numerous locations in the Canary Islands such as Gran Canaria and the most inhospitable parts of Fuerteventura, offer great potential and geographic versatility to adapt to any film situation, whether it is to recreate the Sahara desert or Mars making the islands a popular choice with production companies.
The film is estimated to have cost around 12 million euros and generated work for several hundred people in the Canary Islands, from extras to drivers, makeup artists, and hairdressers.
At midnight on Friday, just a few hours after it had been released, the Allied trailer had reached nearly half a million viewers.