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SA - The Hollywood of the South?

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A $70 million boon to the South Australian economy with plans this year for the largest production in our State’s history.

Mortal Kombat, a new movie based on the blockbuster video game franchise, will be filmed and produced in South Australia, utilising local talent and technical crews and creating 580 jobs.

Premier Steven Marshall says it will “showcase our production skills to the world” while the Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni says his goal is to turn Adelaide into the "Hollywood of the South" and "fully develop South Australia's creative film talent.

“Securing Mortal Kombat follows meetings between the Premier, myself and Hollywood studios in January where we emphasised the benefits of a producing blockbuster movies in Adelaide," the Minister said.

The New Line Cinema deal will see production start later this year and involve world-renowned Australian filmmakers Simon McQuoid, as director, and James Wan (producer of Aquaman).

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