A big-budget television adaptation of Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction classic Metropolis, directed by Sam Esmail for Apple TV+ streaming, will film in Australia.
About 4,000 jobs are expected to be created in Victoria, where the series will be filmed, as well as one of the world’s most significant “virtual production” infrastructures.
NBCUniversal-owned Universal Studio Group NBCUniversal is producing the show with Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot for USA Network and Homecoming for Amazon. Email is serving as writer, director, and showrunner for the eight-episode drama. Australian company NBCU Matchbox Pictures will also be involved in the production of the show.
The action in the film and in parallel to the novel written by Thea von Harbou Thea von unfolds in the future Metropolis divided into “poor” and “rich.” In the center of the plot – is the relationship between the son of the ruler of the city, Freder, and Maria simple girl who just considers it a holy work. Young people must bridge the gap that separates the classes in the city.