Press 09.12.15

20TH CENTURY FOX + MARVEL STUDIOS MAKE IT IN AUSTRALIA



The last few months we have seen a slew of exciting announcements for Australia with studio giants Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studios set to bring their latest features to Australia.

Thor: Ragnarok, the third instalment of the Marvel Studios’ franchise starring our very own Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding comic book Super Hero, will start pre-production in Queensland in January 2016 with filming to begin in June 2016.

The production will spend more than $100 million AUD in Queensland and will employ over 750 Queensland crew.

The production will film at many locations across Queensland including at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast. The Walt Disney Company has slated a November 3, 2017 U.S. release date for Thor: Ragnarok.

Twentieth Century Fox will be returning to Australia with Sir Ridley Scott’s next instalment in the Alien franchise, Alien:Covenant. The production will film in early 2016 at Fox Studios Australia and surrounding locations in New South Wales.

Currently in pre-production in Australia is Kong: Skull Island, and in production is the official Australia China co-production The Nest 3D – both are based in Queensland.

And it doesn’t stop there, currently filming in Queensland and parts of New South Wales is Columbia Pictures’ thriller The Shallows starring Blake Livelydirected by Jaume Collet-Serra, written by Anthony Jaswinski, and produced by Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem.