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Blockbuster film for Adelaide


Blockbuster action film Mortal Kombat will be made in Adelaide, in what is being called the biggest studio production in SA history.


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The State Government said today the New Line Cinema film was expected to inject $70 million into the South Australian economy and create about 580 jobs, with another 1500 extras employed.

“South Australia has a long and successful tradition of feature film making and Mortal Kombat will showcase our production skills to the world,” said Premier Steven Marshall.

Mortal Kombat will be the largest film production in South Australia’s history and highlights the importance of engaging with the world’s major production houses.”

The state government secured the contract with its 10 per cent Production, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Rebate.

This rebate was enacted in 2018 as an incentive to bring major films contracts to South Australia.

Mortal Kombat is a horror fantasy franchise rooted in blockbuster videogames. The original video game was made in 1992.

This Mortal Kombat film will be directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring).

It will be shot on Adelaide Studios’ Sound Stages, while local visual effects and post-production facilities will handle post-production.

Adelaide-based visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures has recently worked on films including Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok. International visual effects studio Technicolour are also based in Adelaide.

Pre-production on Mortal Kombat will begin later this month, with production scheduled for later this year.

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