Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are taking production on Kong: Skull Island to Australia, the studios announced on Monday.
Kong is part of a recent trend, following Thor: Ragnarok and Neil Blomkamp’s Alien movie to the land Down Under. Attracting these two films involved A$47 million in subsidy.
Details of subsidy payments for Kong were kept under wraps, but Annastacia Palaszczuk, premier of the state of Queensland, revealed the film will spend over A$15 million, enough to trigger the state’s 16.5 percent “location offset.”
“Securing Kong, together with our growing international film production pipeline includingThor: Ragnarok announced only last week, The Nest 3D and The Shallows, highlights that our filmmaking capabilities, spectacular and diverse locations, internationally-renowned crew and world-class facilities act as major drawcards,” said Tracey Viera, CEO of Screen Queensland.