The original idea was to shoot Fury Road and Furiosa back to back, to the point where the years-long production time was assumed to encompass both movies. Now we know that isn't the case, which suggests Miller and company put everything they had into Fury Road.
Fans of the Mad Max saga have been waiting decades for George Miller to return to this universe and continue to tell more stories with their beloved anti-hero. While Mel Gibson no longer has the youthful energy to dangle from dangerous cars Ė he plays with people his own age in the Expendables movies now Ė Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are ready to carry the torch.
Max (Tom Hardy) isnít even on a road in the image, parking Maxís beast of an automobile on the outskirts of a desert wasteland as he overlooks his next, seemingly physical challenges.
The Cinema Blend offices have been buzzing these past few days as we all get ready for one of the biggest events of the year in our industry: San Diego Comic-Con. The massive geek-fest will be kicking off on July 23rd, and just like every year we will once again have a team on the ground (including myself) covering the expo.
After years and years and years and years of development, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is actually finally just a few months away from arriving in theaters around the globe. Warner Bros. has the sequel set to be released in May 2015, and while that may still seem like a far away date, it's not that bad when you consider that we're getting our first look at the movie now.
It's been a long hard--er--road, but Mad Max: Fury Road is finally making its way to theaters in 2015. In the meantime, Warner Bros. getting a feel for what works with its would-be audience through test screenings. One of these went down last night in Los Angeles, and was promptly leaked on Twitter.
Directed by George Miller, who also helmed all three of the previous Mad Max movies, the new sequel will be the first in the franchise to be released in 3D. Tom Hardy will star in the title role, which was classically played by Mel Gibson, and Charlize Theron and X-Men: First Class' Nicholas Hoult will play supporting roles.
Sometimes movies go into production and loom so large in the media and in fan's imaginations that it seems impossible you'll ever stop hearing about them before they open in theatersÖ and then, somehow, they disappear entirely. It's especially rare in this day of age of websites like, uh, this one, which doggedly track even tiny developments on high-profile films. Which is why the silence surrounding Mad Max: Fury Road has been so mystifying
This on-set video shows trucks on the Namibia set of Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth chapter of the post-apocalyptic film series that will be directed by George Miller but boasts a change in cast. More on that after the video, which gives us a great look at some of the new vehicles being used in the sequel.
I find it a little strange to think that Hardy would be handing out signed photographs of himself in character when the studio has yet to share anything from Millerís movie. Would he be able, in the world of instant-share social media, to just leak the first coveted look at his version of the iconic character? I think itís unlikely, yet like Knowles, I donít recognize this photo of Hardy playing a character from any of his past roles.
Stepping back and looking at the big picture, itís a little easy to understand why Rabinov would be concerned. The franchise also hasnít been relevant since 1985 (when Beyond Thunderdome) opened. And the series is trading Mel Gibson for Tom Hardy, who still hasnít proven himself as a bankable movie star who is able to open movies on his own.
After many years of promises and delays, and what seemed like a widespread assumption that it would never happen, George Miller is finally returning to the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max with Fury Road, which is set to star Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron among a bunch of other up-and-comers
After what seems like an endless number of stops and stars, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is finally almost ready to get going. Earlier this week, in a story about Tom Hardy taking the role of Al Capone in an upcoming biopic, we learned that the next sequel in the Mad Max franchise is scheduled to begin shooting in Nambia this April.
Wait, Namibia? The original Mad Max films are like anti-advertisements for the rough Australian outback, and it seems inconceivable that proud Aussie George Miller would be willing to ship the production overseas. But apparently funky weather conditions have given the desert-like outback way too much greenery to fit the bill, so off to Namibia they go
Mad Max mastermind George Miller has been promising to make a new installment in his hard-driving franchise since somewhere around 2006. He even has all the cars ready for it. So far nothing has actually come of it. Every time it looks like the project, dubbed Fury Road, is about to move forward something stalls it. This time Millerís blaming the weather.