Construction is underway in Melbourne’s Docklands on a giant 900,000 litre water tank, the centrepiece of a new super stage due for completion in late 2021.
Stage 6 will be one of the largest in the southern hemisphere at 3,700 sqm, supported through a $46 million investment from the Victorian Government.
Docklands Studios Melbourne CEO Rod Allan said: “The 4.5 metre deep tank gives productions the flexibility to film dramatic underwater scenes and special effects.”
Film Victoria CEO Caroline Pitcher said: “The world is already looking to Victoria as a screen entertainment partner – and a significantly larger studio complex will enable us host a greater range of projects at the same time.”
Recent international productions to film at the complex include AMC’s Preacher, Netflix’s Clickbait and Paramount’s Shantaram, plus the Liam Neeson thriller Blacklight.
Artist’s impressions of Stage 6.
Photo: Jake Nowakowski, News Corp., Film Victoria