The film, directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa, will spend $150 million in Queensland
Its fitting that the latest Warner Bros. and DC superhero film Aquaman, will be filmed on Queensland’s Gold Coast, adjacent to Surfers Paradise, marking the return home of director James Wan to shoot his first feature in his home country since Saw.
The Australian and Queensland governments announced Thursday that the film will shoot in South East Queensland in the first half of 2017. It will be based at Village Roadshow Studios which features the largest purpose built water tank in Australia.
Australian arts minister Mitch Fifield said Aquaman will will create over 1000 jobs and spend a total of $150 million. The federal government secured the shoot by providing a one off production grant of $22 million .
“Queensland was successful in winning a competitive bid to attract Aquaman contributing to our reputation as a leading film destination,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
Aquaman follows on from back-to-back international and domestic productions, including Thor: Ragnarok and Pacific Rim 2, which will return to shoot on location in the Queensland early in 2017.
The Warner Bros. and DC superhero film stars Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson. James Wan is directing the film, which also will star Amber Heard as Mera, the love interest of Aquaman and eventual queen of Atlantis. The film will be released in 3D and Imax on Oct 15, 2018.