Following in the wake of the announcements of “Alien: Paradise Lost” and “Thor: The Dark World” coming to Australia to shoot, today comes word that Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” will conduct its shoot in Australia.
Queensland state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement, confirmed that the production will make use of the Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast. Pre-production will begin this month and lensing take place in early 2016.
Two other international locations will also be a part of the shoot, one likely being Hawaii where some production has already taken place. It’s expected the “Thor” sequel will move into the facility after ‘Kong’ wraps which means ‘Kong’ star and “Thor” villainous regular Tom Hiddleston is going to be spending a good amount of time in Australia next year.
Sam Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, and Toby Kebbell also star in the new ‘Kong’ which is due in cinemas March 2017.
Ridley Scott’s new “Alien” project meanwhile is expected to be produced at Fox Studios in Sydney. Other projects expected to begin shooting in the country shortly include “The Nest 3D” and “The Shallows”.