Godzilla vs Kong starts filming in Queensland
The movie pitches the iconic monsters against each other in a film that will follow on from Godzilla: King of the Monsters (pictured), which is currently in post-production and scheduled to reach cinemas in May this year.
Queensland has developed its relationship with production company Legendary Entertainment, having previously hosted scenes for Kong: Skull Island and Pacific Rim: Uprising.
“We will continue to promote Queensland as a destination of choice for production, post-production and innovative collaborations that extend audience experiences in ways of exhibitions and cultural tourism,” said Cameron Dick, Queensland’s acting premier and minister for trade.
Godzilla vs Kong has already filmed scenes in Hawaii, which is a popular location for US productions seeking jungle story settings.
Village Roadshow Studios recently hosted a film version of Dora the Explorer, based on the popular children’s TV show.
Comic book movie Aquaman also filmed at the facility and could help further spotlight the region as the movie has proven a box-office sensation, making more than a billion dollars worldwide.
Australia channelled an additional A$140m into its federal filming incentive programme last year, effectively increasing its Location Offset to 30% of eligible local spending.
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