Wolverine Production Arrives in Sydney

ABC News in Australia is reporting that Hugh Jackman will start filming X-Men Origins: Wolverine in Sydney, Australia on Monday after wrapping the shoot in New Zealand:

Most of the film, a prequel to the X-Men trilogy, is being shot at Sydney’s Fox Studios and other sites around the city after some initial filming in New Zealand earlier this month.

New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma says the movie will create 250 full-time equivalent jobs and inject at least $60 million into Sydney’s economy.

“Wolverine’s producers have chosen Sydney as the base for this production ahead of Canada, thanks to our key infrastructure at Fox Studios and our talented crew base,” he said in a statement.

Jackman is also a producer of the film, which is set 17 years before the other X-Men movies and looks at the origins of the Wolverine character.

“Wolverine” hits theaters on May 1, 2009.

Source: ABC News