Via The Daily Telegraph – THE WOLVERINE is headed to Australia! 20th Century Fox has secured a deal estimated to be worth $80 million to the New South Wales economy. The production will generate more than 2000 jobs for Sydney.
“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,” he said. “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.”
The federal government contributed $12.5 million towards securing the film for Sydney, a bid that beat off Victoria as a possible location.
Although some production work is scheduled for the US, another $10 million worth of post-production work will be done there, especially in visual effects. Both state and federal government incentives were provided to bring the film to Sydney.