Throw another two Hollywood blockbusters on the barbie! Today, the Australian Government officially announced that Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok and 20th Century Fox’s Alien: Paradise Lost will film in the land Down Under.
"These two major US productions will inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy, employ thousands of people across Australia not just within our screen industry but will also utilise Australian goods and services," said Debra Richards, CEO of Ausfilm. "Productions of this size also contribute to generating skills and training of Australia’s crews and represent a major development and investment opportunity for creative talent both in front of and behind the camera."
Alien: Paradise Lost, the sequel to 2012's Prometheus, will star Naomi Rapace (Elizabeth Shaw) and Michael Fassbender (David the android). It'll be directed by Ridley Scott, who said a month ago filming would begin in March, however, Deadline reported production will take place in the latter part of 2016.
Thor: Ragnarok will star Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk). It'll be directed by What We Do In The Shadows' Taika Waititi, based on a script by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released on November 3, 2017.