The Daily Telegraph of all places has announced that The Wolverine, the much-delayed sequel to X-Men: Origins – Wolverine, will by shot by Twentieth Century Fox in Sydney, Australia.
From the article:
NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner said winning the film would generate more than 2000 jobs for Sydney.
“The Wolverine is expected to generate more than $80 million in production expenditure in NSW and create more than 720 jobs for NSW-based cast and crew, along with opportunities for 1200 extras,” he said.
“It is a testament to our screen industry that Hugh Jackman and his team have chosen to come back to Australia after such a positive experience making the X-Men Origins.”
The deal will be good news for Australian film industry which in the last year has lost several multi-million dollar blockbuster projects, including the Heaven v Hell epic Paradise Lost and the long-touted sequel to Mad Max, because of spiralling budgets.
You can read the full article here. As we are based in Sydney, we hope to be following this one closely.