What you need to know
- Apple announced a new Sci-Fi epic last month.
- Metropolis is a series based on the original Fritz Lang film from 1927.
- It will be filmed in Australia and use the same LED tech as The Mandalorian.
A huge new Sci-Fi series coming to Apple TV+ will be shot and produced in Australia using the same LED volumes tech used in The Mandalorian.
Australia's government screen development agency VicScreen announced today:
The government is going to back the use of virtual production infrastructure to be built in Victoria, including "one of the largest permanent 'LED volumes'" in the world. The high-tech digital screens show background environments and visual effects, the same technology that was used to shoot Disney+ smash-hit The Mandalorian.
Metropolis is an eight-part series based on the 1927 work of Fritz Lang, and will be written and directed by Sam Esmail. The story depicts a futuristic city called Metropolis with a divided population of wealthy elites and labor workers who keep the city running.
VicScreen CEO Caroline Pitcher said the work would be "one of the most technically ambitious screen productions in the world" and said the investment would put Melbourne on the map amongst the world's great screen production cities.
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