Aquaman Blockbuster To Be Filmed On Gold Coast In 2017
DC Comics superhero Aquaman will battle evil in Queensland waters when filming for the Hollywood movie begins on the Gold Coast next year.
Aquaman first appeared in DC Comics in 1941
Filming for the brand new movie will start in 2017
The movie is scheduled to be released in 2018
The man who can breathe underwater, swim at astounding speed and telepathically communicate with marine life, shall be played by Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa.
The movie, which was introduced in October 2014, may even star Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson and will be directed by James Wan, who lately directed Furious 7.
Heard will return to the Gold Coast for the first time since pleading guilty to falsifying travel documents to sneak in her pet Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo.
Aquaman first appeared in DC Comics in November 1941.
Within the late 1950s, he turned a founding member of the Justice League of America and first appeared in a cartoon in 1967.
The brand new movie’s plot, according to the Web Movie Data Base, has civilian Arthur Curry learning he is the heir to the historic underwater kingdom of Atlantis.
As soon as he realises he is Aquaman, he must lead his individuals and change into the superhero he was always destined to be.
Aquaman delivers jobs splash
Capturing will happen at Village Roadshow Studios at Oxenford on the Gold Coast and other elements of south-east Queensland.
It is expected to generate 600 jobs during manufacturing.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the sunshine state was creating a popularity as a leading destination for movie makers.
“Last monetary yr was Queensland’s greatest year by way of attracting production expenditure since 2002-03, a document yr of $233 million,” she stated.
“This is another big win for our local industry and testomony to the worldwide reputation of our folks.”
Earlier this year, Thor: Ragnarok was filmed on the Gold Coast and distressed t shirt in Brisbane.
Ms Palaszczuk mentioned Queensland’s film production crew are one of the best within the business.
“Our studios supply the most important sound stage within the southern hemisphere and Australia’s largest function-constructed water tank,” she said.
$22m enticement to secure film
The Federal Government will present $22 million in tax breaks for the manufacturing of the film.
Treasurer Scott Morrison said the government recognised the significance of the Australian movie business.
“This is part of the constructive transition that is taking place in our nationwide financial system,” he said.
“We want to continue to back that in so we’re backing in Aquaman, we backed in Thor, and we’re backing in the Gold Coast.”
QUT Creative Business faculty professor Stuart Cunningham stated the alternate price was working in favour of Australia’s movie business.
“The uptick has been going on for a minimum of a few years. It is acquired considerably to do with the change distressed t shirt price,” he said.