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Alien: Paradise Lost Will Shoot in Australia

Following on from recent news that Ridley Scott was attempting to secure Australia as the filming location for his upcoming Prometheus sequel, Alien: Paradise Lost, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed that “Sir Ridley Scott’s next production for Twentieth Century Fox” will be filming in Australia:

“Two feature films, Sir Ridley Scott’s next production for Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok,starring Australia’s Chris Hemsworth, will be filmed in Australia from 2016.

Today’s announcement is expected to bring more than $300 million in offshore investment to Australia’s economy, provide over 3,000 jobs and use the services of thousands of Australian businesses.

“Australia’s creative industries are well placed to take advantage of a growing global economy and I have been actively promoting Australia for the production of major international films,” Minister Bishop said. 

“Our high quality facilities, leading industry experts, outstanding creative talent and diverse landscapes have given us an exceptional reputation as a world-class destination,” Minister Bishop said.

“Attracting these two blockbuster films cements Australia’s place as one of the world’s best filming locations. Australian crews and actors will also gain the skills and experience to further strengthen our capacity to produce high-quality films for Australian and international audiences,” Minister Fifield said.

Alien: Paradise Lost will be filming Australia. Alien: Paradise Lost Will Shoot in Australia

Alien: Paradise Lost will be filming Australia.

Whilst Julie Bishop didn’t name Paradise Lost specifically, it is known that Ridley Scott’s next movie for 20th Century Fox will be Alien: Paradise Lost. Thanks to the Perfect Organism Podcast for the heads up.



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Comments: 25
  1. Mr. Clemens
    I think the question now is whether australia will be used for externals as well as for its sound stages. Its easy to knee-jerk and assume this means a DESSERT-setting for the Engineer-world, aka "Paradise" but I provided a link above for some exotic locations around Australia... Some of which are quite opposite from what you may expect from a DESSERT-planet

    http://cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/thumbs/rice-krispies-dessert.jpeg
  2. CainsSon
    I think the question now is whether australia will be used for externals as well as for its sound stages. Its easy to knee-jerk and assume this means a DESSERT-setting for the Engineer-world, aka "Paradise" but I provided a link above for some exotic locations around Australia... Some of which are quite opposite from what you may expect from a DESSERT-planet
  3. The Eighth Passenger
    The rebates are just a tool for the Australian government to seal the deal. It may smear the final decision, for sure, and of course, rebates like this are available in the states as well, in places like Louisiana, right now, for instance. A film this size, he will get what he wants regardless of rebates. He wanted Britain, couldn't get it so he looked at Australia and they offered rebates to seal the deal, but if Australian couldn't give him what he wanted, those savings wouldn't do a damn thing. Any rebates on a film this size are just icing.

    Indeed, as I said in the beginning of this thread, Scott was obviously after studio space. Lots of it. He had a choice between Canada and Australia since Britain was out. He seemingly preferred Australia but Canada apparently offered better incentives and that's most likely why he was lobbying the Australian foreign minister who in turn took up the matter with the prime minister.

    Scott is a very busy man, he wouldn't have been wasting his time wining-and-dining foreign politicians if rebates were of no concern to the production or merely "icing".

  4. CainsSon
    I've always felt that Pinewood Studios is part of the "Alien" franchise DNA. Although now I'm remembering that the original Alien was shot at Shepperton Studios.

    I do believe Shepperton does belong to Pinewood anyway. But I do agree with you - I feel kinda sad about it because I'm a Brit and I like the Alien films (sans AvPs and AR, of course) being filmed over here.

    Apparently all the blighty studios were already fully booked. I suspect Star Wars Ep VIII and Star Wars: Rogue One were two of the prime culprits.

    Quote from: Yahoo News
    “Ridley Scott can’t find an appropriate film studio in Britain,” Ms Bishop told The West Australian .

    “They were all taken or busy, and he wants to film in Australia because of the facilities, the people and the resources we have.

    More here: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29749272/tax-carrot-for-alien-filmmaker/

    Yeah. It wont be about rebates. I'm a working Production Manager and Assistant Director. No one care about rebates on something that size.

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    Scott had also wanted to film the Matt Damon blockbuster The Martian in Australia but a disagreement with the Government scuttled those plans. The movie was shot in Hungary and Jordan, where Scott secured favourable tax treatment.

    Three types of refundable tax offsets worth up to 40 per cent of production costs, depending on the extent of Australian content, are available for filmmakers.
    The rebates are just a tool for the Australian government to seal the deal. It may smear the final decision, for sure, and of course, rebates like this are available in the states as well, in places like Louisiana, right now, for instance. A film this size, he will get what he wants regardless of rebates. He wanted Britain, couldn't get it so he looked at Australia and they offered rebates to seal the deal, but if Australian couldn't give him what he wanted, those savings wouldn't do a damn thing. Any rebates on a film this size are just icing.
  5. THE CITY HUNTER
    Another RUMOUR:

    https://twitter.com/FairfaxUlster/status/656952741110140928

    Asked him how he knew - "They had "Scott Free productions" shirts on and one had a specific "Prometheus crew" embroidered coat on."

    Yeah, that's still a bit iffy.

    Scott Free productions do a lot of film and television projects. Could be location scouting for any number of upcoming productions. The guy with the "Prometheus crew" jacket might have been involved with the first film but that doesn't necessarily mean he's also currently working on Paradise Lost.

    Meanwhile, USA Productions (An accurate and professionally researched resource  :laugh:) has yet again tweeted that Paradise Lost will be filming in Rome:
    https://twitter.com/Usa_Production/status/658054185427038208

    Maybe you could ask them if it will be filmed in the bookshop this time?  :P
    Yeah i forget about that first more then then Ireland what next syria?
  6. The Eighth Passenger
    Another RUMOUR:

    https://twitter.com/FairfaxUlster/status/656952741110140928

    Asked him how he knew - "They had "Scott Free productions" shirts on and one had a specific "Prometheus crew" embroidered coat on."

    Yeah, that's still a bit iffy.

    Scott Free productions do a lot of film and television projects. Could be location scouting for any number of upcoming productions. The guy with the "Prometheus crew" jacket might have been involved with the first film but that doesn't necessarily mean he's also currently working on Paradise Lost.

    Meanwhile, USA Productions (An accurate and professionally researched resource  :laugh:) has yet again tweeted that Paradise Lost will be filming in Rome:
    https://twitter.com/Usa_Production/status/658054185427038208

    Maybe you could ask them if it will be filmed in the bookshop this time?  :P
  7. The Eighth Passenger
    Minister Bishop, Minister Fifield... Australia's ministers are actually characters from Alien films...

     ;D Fifield must be a typo... surely?

    Well, I'll be....

    they actually do have a minister Fifield. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Fifield. Didn't imagine that he would have anything to contribute in the GIGANTIC DEAD BODY ARENA.

    And I thought the Corporal was just messing with us!  :P There must be some conspiracy afoot!
  8. ChanceVance
    Am pretty excited that they'll be filming here in Australia. I mean I'm signed up to an extras agency and if they need a whole bunch of extras for this film I will put my hand up to be killed by any Xeno/Deacon whatever they want to unleash upon people, just so I can be a tiny part of Alien history. Well it's a sequel to Prometheus but Scott did say he's looking to delve deeper into the Alien mythology with Prometheus 2 right?
  9. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Wonder how much will be on location shooting i.e Engineer homeworld Paradise. And much will be a production stage set of a spaceship. Makes you wonder what will the environment of paradise be like. Desolate like LV-223 or perhaps tropical. They'll probably digitally alter the location backgrounds in post production.
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