Published On: Thu, Jan 24th, 2019

‘Godzilla vs King Kong’ kicks off production on the Gold Coast

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s Godzilla vs. Kong officially kicked off production, filming this week at the Village Roadshow Studios and sites on the Gold Coast.

The new film will be directed by Adam Wingard and will star Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger ThingsTrue Blood actor Alexander Skarsgard and Baby Driver’s Eiza Gonzalez, who this week posted a photo of waves to Instagram, creating a ton of fan speculation and interest.

Godzilla vs. Kong will be the fourth film in the monster franchise, following Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, which filmed in Queensland in 2016, and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Godzilla vs. Kong arrives in theaters May 22, 2020.

The specific details about Godzilla vs. Kong are still under wraps. Regarding the upcoming movie, director Adam Wingard said: “I really want you to take those characters seriously. I want you to be emotionally invested, not just in the human characters, but actually in the monsters. It’s a massive monster brawl movie. There’s lots of monsters going crazy on each other, but at the end of the day I want there to be an emotional drive to it. I want you to be emotionally invested in them. I think that’s what’s going to make it really cool.”

Wingard, who directed The GuestDeath Note and more, also added: “I do want there to be a winner. The original film was very fun, but you feel a little let down that the movie doesn’t take a definitive stance. People are still debating now who won in that original movie, you know. So, I do want people to walk away from this film feeling like, Okay, there is a winner.”

Godzilla vs. Kong has been previously filming in Hawaii and will spend more than 26 weeks in Queensland, including pre- and principal production.

Acting Premier Cameron Dick said it was another exciting milestone for the state’s screen industry.

“Queensland will once again play a starring role in producing world-class screen content for global audiences,” he said.

“The direct spend and jobs created in Queensland by Godzilla vs. Kong will be similar in size to the Dora the Explorer production.”

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