The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie will be filmed and produced in Australia. It’s announced today that the action movie will be the largest ever film production for South Australia.
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
Premier Steven Marshall made the announcement today and said it was expected to inject $70 million into the South Australian economy.
He said it would also create 580 jobs, as well as 1,500 roles as extras on the film.
The Warner Brothers action film is based on the blockbuster video game franchise from the 1990s.
“We think this is a great investment because we know that this blockbuster is going to create massive job opportunities for our sector,” he said.
“I think this will take the industry to the next level and enable us to bring more and more of these blockbusters here to our state.”
Mr Marshall said he hoped having such a big film produced in the state would open the door for more opportunities in the sector in the future