News 16.03.17

‘KONG: SKULL ISLAND’ AUDIENCES GO APE OVER QUEENSLAND LOCATIONS



The success of mega-hit Kong: Skull Island, which opened in March, is showcasing Queensland’s stunning locations to an international audience.

Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island filmed in Queensland in 2016 – at the Village Roadshow Oxenford studio and on location at Mount Tamborine’s rainforest and South Stradbroke Island.

Hollywood director Jordan Vogt-Roberts was thrilled by the beaches of South Stradbroke Island which featured in the film’s opening.
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“The sand dunes [were] one of the most amazing locations of the whole shoot,’’ he said in an interview for The Courier-Mail (9 March 2017).

The hinterland rainforest at Mount Tamborine also made an impression. “Queensland’s jungles have a unique and beautiful vibe,” he said.

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“There was something about the space between the trees which reads so beautifully on film…and we had one of the best crews I’ve ever worked with in my entire life.”

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Queensland’s unique locations helped Screen Queensland secure the production, which spent more than $24 million in Queensland and created local jobs.

To show its appreciation to the crew, Legendary presented a special give-back preview screening of Kong: Skull Island for the Queensland crew prior to the film’s Australian opening on March 9th.