The film is the next cinematic clash in the Monsterverse franchise creating 505 jobs for Queensland cast and crew, plus opportunities for 750 extras.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said cameras will begin rolling in locations across the Gold Coast and south-east Queensland later this year for the global blockbuster, secured by her government through Screen Queensland.

“We are delighted to welcome producers Legendary Pictures back to Queensland, following the filming of Kong Skull Island and Godzilla vs. Kong in the state in 2016 and 2019 respectively,” the Premier said.

“It’s clear our highly skilled local crew, diverse locations and first-rate facilities were definite draw cards for them to come back again.

“The production is expected to inject more than double the $36.5 million that Godzilla vs. Kong brought to the state and is a welcome boost to our economy as we recover from the impacts of the global pandemic and south-east Queensland flooding events.

“These types of productions benefit our screen industry, deliver local jobs and provide a welcome boost to our small businesses and communities in and around our production sites.”

Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said securing this film is a testament to Queensland’s ability to attract repeat business.

“We are thrilled to see Legendary Pictures return to our state,” said Munnich.

“It is Screen Queensland’s role to support our strong local screen sector and provide career opportunities for homegrown talent by securing local, interstate and international productions.

“The latest instalment adds to an exciting slate of productions currently filming in Queensland, including highly anticipated Disney+ series Nautilus and season two of Tim Minchin’s Foxtel Series Upright.”

Film producer Eric McLeod said the team are excited to be returning to Australia for the third time in the Monsterverse franchise.

“The highly skilled crews, first-rate facilities, and unique locations make filming in Australia a great experience,” Mr McLeod said.

The Palaszczuk Government contributed to the production under Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy. The production has also secured Federal Government support under the Location Incentive Program.

Filming of Godzilla Vs Kong at Tallebudgera Creek

Queensland Screen Industry stats: 

  • Since the inception of the Production Attraction Strategy in 2015, the Queensland Government has committed  $125 million to secure interstate and international production to film in Queensland’s world class studios and diverse locations.
  • During 2020-21, Screen Queensland has secured 41 productions (including games) in total to Queensland, injecting an estimated $478 million into the local economy and creating approximately 5,500 jobs for Queenslanders
  • During the 2021 calendar year, we secured a total 37 productions injecting an estimated $290 million QPE and approximately 3,700 jobs for Queenslanders
  • 2020-21 FInancial Year,  8 of 13 international productions attracted to Australia via the Federal Government location incentive in 2020-21, 8 filmed in Queensland
    • Young Rock (Season 1) – [Filmed at Screen Queensland Studios, Brisbane with some scenes on the Gold Coast.]
    • Joe Vs Carole  –  on Screen now on Stan in Australia and Peacock in the US
    • Irreverent – Gold Coast
    • Thirteen Lives  – Gold Coast – releasing 18 Novemeber
    • Spiderhead – Gold Coast
    • The Portable Door – Gold Coast
    • Nautilus – Gold Coast  – filming now
    • The Wilds  – Gold Coast  (releasing 6 May)
      • ALSO – Young Rock season 2 (Gold Coast) is on screens in the USA now since 15 March on NBC and Peacock.

On Screen now: 

Queensland-filmed productions on screen now include Ivan Sen’s sci-fi feature Loveland, ABC crime series Troppo and U.S Tiger King-themed series Joe Vs Carole.

Upcoming releases: 

Australian and international audiences can look forward to seeing Queensland studios and locations in upcoming releases such as Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, Netflix’s Spiderhead starring Chris Hemsworth, Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives and Universal Pictures’ Ticket to Paradise starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.