Sony’s Shark Movie to Shoot in Melbourne

Sony’s Shark Movie to Shoot in Melbourne

Sony Pictures’ untitled shark movie, to be directed by Norway’s Tommy Wirkola, will shoot in Melbourne, Australia, it has been confirmed. The picture, which begins production from July, is expected to star “Bridgerton” heroine Phoebe Dynevor.

Confirmation of the location win for the state was revealed by Creative Victoria and VicScreen, which said that the production will tap into Victoria state’s Victorian Screen Incentive financing package. Local authorities said that it will inject A$30 million ($20 million) into the state economy and create nearly 700 job opportunities.

Although not specified, the film is likely also to be able to access the federal government’s rebate schemes which are administered by Screen Australia.

The film hails from producers Adam McKay and Kevin Messick of HyperObject Industries (“Don’t Look Up,” “Succession”). It is written and directed by Wirkola known for “Dead Snow” and its sequel “Red vs. Dead,” “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “The Trip” and “What Happened to Monday.” He also directed Universal’s “Violent Night,” the 2022 holiday action-comedy starring David Harbour as Santa Claus.

The film will make use of the Docklands Studios in Melbourne and locations around Victoria.

While sources close to the studio confirmed basic details, further information on plot, title or casting were unavailable.

Dynevor is best known for her role as Daphne…

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