El-Gezira 2 is a sequel to Sherif Arafa's acclaimed 2007 drama El-Gezira (The Island), a movie that starred Ahmed El-Sakka, Mahmoud Yassine, Ezzat Abo Ouf, Khaled El-Sawy and Hind Sabri. El-Gezira transported viewers into a small community living and setting their own rules and social codes on an island in Upper Egypt.
The sequel, returns once again with an all-star cast, topping it with Khaled Saleh and Arwa Gouda.
The complete trailer of El-Gezira 2 was posted on YouTube on 22 Setember, and within first 24 hours it had more than 250,000 likes.
According to Rotana Cinema, similarily to El-Gezira released in 2007, the sequel also included cooperation from a team from South Africa which supported work on action scenes.