Hugh Jackman's THE WOLVERINE To Film In Australia
The Australian actor is coming home, as it has just been announced today that James Mangold will film The Wolverine in Sydney, Australia. Click the jump for more details.
Hugh Jackman won't be homesick when filming for The Wolverine begins as Australia has secured a deal to have part of the movie filmed in Sydney. The deal is said to worth up to $80 million to the local economy, and will generate over 2000 jobs.
"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," said Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner.
"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."
Although some production work is scheduled for the US, another $10 million worth of post-production work will be done here, especially visual effects. Both state and federal government incentives were provided to bring the film to Sydney.
Plot - Logan beginning a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. Since Logan won’t take “no” for an answer, it puts him into battle with her father and her samurai-sword-wielding brothers and Silver Samurai.
The Wolverine will be directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day), the script has been written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects). Hugh Jackman will of course be back in the lead role of Logan/Wolverine, and the film will claw into theaters July 26, 2013.
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