The decision to locate production in New South Wales was confirmed by Andrew Stoner, Nsw’s deputy premier (pictured right, with Proyas, left). The state had been in competition with Victoria to host the production. It is expected that sets will be used at the Fox Studios in Sydney.
“Great news for Nsw film industry with another Hollywood blockbuster, Gods of Egypt, coming to Sydney. 400 jobs & $75m boost to Nsw economy,” Stoner said on Twitter.
The film is understood be promised finance from the Nsw Trade & Investment’s State Investment Attraction Scheme. It will also be eligible for federal production rebates.
The film is be directed by Proyas, from a script written by Proyas,