The decision, described by the Mayor of Broken Hill as a “tragedy”, has stripped the outback city of the $10-12 million in investments it was expecting to receive as a result of the production.
Local council announced the decision today saying the production company behind the movie, Kennedy Miller Mitchell (KMM), felt recent heavy rains had ruined the arid landscape the film required.
The Mayor of the Broken Hill City Council, Wincen Cuy, told ABC Broken Hill he is disappointed by the decision, but concedes nothing can be done to change the outcome.
“This decision hasn’t been taken lightly by KMM… but nature’s caused it, nothing else has caused it apart from nature.”
Kennedy Miller Mitchell has not announced where filming will now take place for the movie, set to star Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens and Riley Keough.