News 25.01.17

QUEENSLAND SECURES WARNER BROS. ‘AQUAMAN’



In late 2016 the Australian Federal Government and Queensland Government announced that the much-anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures’  feature Aquaman will commence shooting at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast in the first half of 2017.

Aquaman will spend more than AUD$100 million in Queensland on physical production and create a minimum of 600 jobs.

Aquaman follows back-to-back international and domestic productions: Thor: Ragnarok and Pacific Rim: Uprising. 

The Aquaman feature film will be shot at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast and on location in South East Queensland.

“Our studios offer the biggest sound stage in the Southern Hemisphere and Australia’s largest purpose-built water tank. It is not only our physical assets that attracted the Aquaman production to Queensland as we believe that our crew and creatives are the best in the business,” the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Aquaman is based on the DC comic book character and stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) in the title role. The film will be directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7).

The film’s executive producer, Rob Cowan, has previously worked in Queensland on San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson, and was won over by the people, the beautiful locations, and the world-class facilities at the Village Roadshow Studios.

“Mr Cowan has gone on record stating that our crews are some of the best in the world and that our facilities, equipment, locations and lifestyle surpassed his expectations.  He was recommended to film here by the producers of Unbroken who shared a similar experience,” the Queensland Premier said.

The film is scheduled for release worldwide in 2018.