Aquaman blockbuster to be filmed in Australia
HON SCOTT MORRISON
TREASURER OF AUSTRALIA
The Turnbull Government
has announced $22 million to secure Australia as the filming location for the
blockbuster feature film Aquaman, the next DC superhero movie by Warner
The funding secures a
major investment in Australia that will create more than 1000 jobs and inject
over $150 million into the economy.
It will also give
thousands of Australian businesses the opportunity to provide the specialised
goods and services required for the filming of Aquaman.
international production is an important part of the Australian film and
television production sector. It strengthens Australia’s capacity to produce
high-quality content and provides valuable skills development opportunities for
our talented crews.
This announcement means
that Australia’s multi-award winning director, producer and screenwriter James
Wan who is well known for his work on Saw and Furious 7 can
return home to direct a star cast including Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones)
in the title role.
The recent blockbusters
supported by the Turnbull Government have confirmed Australia’s reputation as a
world-class filming destination. Films such as Thor: Ragnarok, Alien:
Covenant and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales have
injected more than half a billion dollars into the country with long-term
benefits in innovation and international collaboration.
Filming for Aquaman will commence in 2017.