The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie will be filmed and produced in Australia. It was announced today that the action movie will be the largest ever film production for South Australia.
According to reporter Claire Campbell, the production is expected to create 580 jobs and see $70 million AUD get poured into the local economy. In terms of a timeline, pre-production is tipped to begin later this month. SA premier Steven Marshall said the film will be shot in Adelaide. Post-production will be handled by VFX studios in the region.
More specifically, the Mortal Kombat movie will be filmed at Adelaide Studios in Glenside, according to AdelaideNow. “Mortal Kombat will be the largest film production in South Australia’s history and highlights the importance of engaging with the world’s major production houses,” Premier Steven Marshall said at a news conference. “The State Government’s investment in Mortal Kombat will enhance the scope and reach of our production and post production capabilities, bringing the promise of fantastic new jobs for the local film industry.”
SA will be the stage for @newlinecinema’s highly anticipated action film, Mortal Kombat.
The film will be shot in Adelaide, utilising our world-class crews & acting talent, with postproduction in our internationally acclaimed VFX and post-production facilities. #SAJobs pic.twitter.com/QVrBSYrF3V
— Steven Marshall, MP (@marshall_steven) May 14, 2019
The new Mortal Kombat film, which has been in development for a long time, will be directed by commercials director Simon McQuoid who is making his directorial debut with the project. Aquaman director James Wan is producing.