Australia will still be chosen as the filming location for Legendary Entertainment’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” follow-up. The filming process is set to kick off later this year.
This is slated to be the third Monsterverse film to shoot on the Gold Coast and in other parts of Queensland’s Southeast. While “Godzilla vs Kong” was filmed on the Gold Coast in 2019, “Kong: Skull Island” was shot in the state in 2016.
The sequel, which has yet to be named, will get A$16 million ($11.8 million) from the Australian federal government’s A$540 million ($399 million) Location Incentive Program. An additional A$6.3 million ($4.66 million) in funding will be provided by Screen Queensland and its Production Attraction Strategy.
The two authorities announced on Monday local time that they estimate the new project to bring in more than A$119 million ($88 million), with the involvement of more than 500 local actors and crew, and employ more than 750 extras.
Filming in Australia is a terrific experience because of the highly competent crews, excellent facilities, and unique settings. Producer Eric McLeod shared that the help of the federal government and the state of Queensland has always been core to the project’s ability to create high-quality work and provide an unforgettable viewing experience for audiences.
According to Box Office Mojo data, “Godzilla vs. Kong” earned $101 million in North America and $468 million globally.
The process of production on the Disney Plus series “Nautilus” as well as season two of Tim Minchin’s Foxtel comedy “Upright” is now underway in Queensland.