Mel Gibson is believed to be headed to Queensland to shoot his new war flick, Hacksaw Ridge.
The $45 million World War II drama – which breaks Gibson’s long absence from Hollywood – will take over Village Roadshow Studios once Pirates of the Caribbean wraps up, film sources have told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
The Pirates cast and crew are working long days on the Gold Coast to finish filming by the end of July so cameras can begin rolling on Hacksaw Ridge in September, the sources said.
Queensland is believed to have beaten a number of other states who were vying to host the film, which is based on the life of Desmond T. Doss.
The Seventh-day Adventist war hero will be played by the Amazing Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield. Doss was the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving dozens of soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa while serving as a medic.