Taken from THR, by Pip Bulbeck.

The Australian government has announced funding of $34 million to secure both films.

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and director Ridley Scott’s next Alien film will both be made in Australia in 2016, after the Australian government offered $34.3 million (AUS$47 million) of investment to secure the shoots, the nation’s foreign minister Julie Bishop announced Thursday.

According to Bishop the two films will bring more than $216 million in offshore investment to Australia’s economy, provide over 3,000 jobs and use the services of thousands of Australian businesses.

“Australia’s creative industries are well placed to take advantage of a growing global economy, and I have been actively promoting Australia for the production of major international films,” Bishop said.

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