The Gold Coast has scored another major movie coup with the sequel to the blockbuster Godzilla v Kong to be filmed in southeast Queensland.
The production is expected to create 505 jobs for cast and crew and another 750 opportunities for extras.
It’s estimated it will help pump more than $79 million into the Queensland economy.
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The original blockbuster was also shot across the southeast in 2019 including at Village Roadshow Studios and Miami State High School.
It made a whopping $469 million dollars at the box office.
The sequel will again be filmed at locations across the Gold Coast and southeast Queensland with production to begin later this year.
“We are delighted to welcome producers Legendary Pictures back to Queensland, following the filming of Kong Skull Island and Godzilla vs. Kong in the state in 2016 and 2019 respectively,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
“It’s clear our highly skilled local crew, diverse locations and first-rate facilities were definite draw cards for them to come back again.
“The production is expected to inject more than double the $36.5 million that Godzilla vs. Kong brought to the state and is a welcome boost to our economy as we recover from the impacts of the global pandemic and south-east Queensland flooding events.
“These types of productions benefit our screen industry, deliver local jobs and provide a welcome boost to our small businesses and communities in and around our production sites.”
BREAKING: The highly anticipated sequel to the monster blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong will be filmed in Queensland.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) March 20, 2022
Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said securing this film is a testament to Queensland’s ability to attract repeat business.
“We are thrilled to see Legendary Pictures return to our state,” Ms Munnich said.
“It is Screen Queensland’s role to support our strong local screen sector and provide career opportunities for homegrown talent by securing local, interstate and international productions.
“The latest instalment adds to an exciting slate of productions currently filming in Queensland, including highly-anticipated Disney+ series Nautilus and season two of Tim Minchin’s Foxtel Series Upright.”