20th Century Fox will bring its superhero sequel The Wolverine down under, securing a deal to shoot in Sydney, Australia. It isn't known when production is scheduled to start in the Australian capital. Here's what Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner had to say about the production coming to town.
"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. 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: Wolverine."
The Australian federal government has kicked in $12.8 million to land the shoot. Another $10 million will be spent in post-production as well.
James Mangold is directing from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, which was rewritten by Mark Bomback. Production was originally supposed to take place in Vancouver, before the shoot was delayed back in August.