/News 08.06.23


Village Roadshow Studios is excited to welcome the arrival of Mortal Kombat 2 from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures, along with Apples Never Fall from Universal International Studios, and La Brea Season 3 from Matchbox Pictures.

These exciting productions join the prestigious roster of films shot at Australia’s largest film production studios, along with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and the Disney+ series, Nautilus, based on Jules Verne’s novel, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which have recently wrapped filming at the studios.

Lynne Benzie, President of Village Roadshow Studios, expressed her excitement and highlighted Australia’s position as a top-tier destination for film production:

“It is incredibly exciting to host world-class productions such as Nautilus, Godzilla x Kong, Mortal Kombat 2, Apples Never Fall and La Brea Season 3 to the studios and into Australia,”
– Lynne Benzie, President, Village Roadshow Studios

“These productions not only provide a significant boost to the economy but also contribute to the growth of the local screen industry, offering employment, skill development, and support to local businesses.”
– Lynne Benzie

“The recent announcement of the 30% Location Offset rebate by the Federal Government demonstrates their commitment to the industry and paves the way for future productions,” Lynne said.

Mortal Kombat 2, with assistance from the Federal and Queensland Governments, and City of Gold Coast’s Production Attraction Fund, is expected to bring in A$68 million and create over 560 jobs for crew members and cast.

Apples Never Fall is based on the best-selling novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty. The series from Heyday Television is managed by Matchbox Pictures, part of Universal International Studios and will create 260 jobs for local cast and crew.

The third instalment of the popular La Brea series, produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios and managed by Matchbox Pictures, will create over 200 jobs for local talent and benefit 300 local businesses during filming. It is expected to contribute A$66 million to the national economy.

The Studios remain the destination of choice for international productions coming into Australia, providing world-class facilities for over 33 years. With 9 Sound Stages, 3 Water Tanks, 9 Workshops, 12 Production Offices, Wardrobe, Lockups and Supporting companies, Village Roadshow Studios is Australia’s premier production facility.