“Kong: Skull Island” is set to begin pre-production this month, and it is scheduled to start shooting in Australia, Vietnam and Hawaii in early 2016.

In Australia, the shooting of the film will take place at Village Roadshow Studios at Oxenford, near the Gold Coast, as well as on location throughout south-east Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of the state of Queensland, said, as reported by ABC.

“Kong: Skull Island” is an action-adventure film that will focus on gorilla King Kong's origin. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and Brie Larson. “The Kings of Summer” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will helm the film.

Palaszczuk said that the film will take its viewers into the “mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes.” Since 1933, nine King Kong films have been produced till now, including Peter Jackson directed-film in 2005, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody.

According to Palaszczuk, the new film will spend at least AU$15 million in Queensland.

"Kong will spend more than $15 million in Queensland by leveraging our world-class facilities and enlisting cast and crews in all aspects of physical production," she said.

ABC reported that the film’s production will create 60 local jobs -- in addition to Queenslanders who have already been tapped, including the director and the production manager.

Disney film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” finished its production on the Gold Coast earlier this year. Two other foreign films, “The Nest 3D” and “The Shallows,” are also reportedly planning to shoot in Queensland.

“Kong: Skull Island” is set to release in March 2017.

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