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It seems that Charlize Theron wasn't lying when she said George Miller's long delayed fourth Mad Max movie would start shooting sometime this summer. In anticipation for Mad Max: Fury Road, the project that caused her to bow out of the Elizabeth Shaw role in Prometheus, Theron has recently been spotted sporting a rather short hairdo, but that's still not the real proof that Miller's return to the dystopian landscape has actually started rolling. These set photos provide the pudding.
After being cast in the project primarily to look pretty in a cage (no wonder Teresa Palmer backed out), Australian supermodel Alley Lee (Kershaw) recently uploaded a few behind-the-scenes images as a tumblr post with the caption "Abbey Lee pictured in costume on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road currently filming in Namibia." Here are two images from the set (via Collider) and head over to our sister site Giant Freakin Robot for more.
The first photo shows what seems to be the lovely Abbey Lee in one of Mad Max' signature suped-up automobiles accompanied by a few of her equally lovely cast mates. Seriously, Fury Road is full of beautiful people with a cast that includes Lee, Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz and Adelaide Clemens. And it looks like it could be any (or all) of her female co-stars sitting with Lee.
The second image is a beautiful wide-shot that shows off never ending horizon of the Namibian location. It also gives a much clearer picture of what is going on in the previous shot, with the girls' muscle car being hitched to, or more likely harassed by, what looks like a giant steamroller. The road does seem furious. Even with a cup of cocoa (or whatever it is that Lee is sipping). What do you think? About the pics, not what she's sipping.
Mad Max: Fury Road will be a re-imagining of, not sequel or a prequel to, George Miller's own 1979 cult classic with Hardy taking over the titular role made famous by Mel Gibson. I find it fascinating when filmmakers remake their own work (Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much or Haneke's Funny Games to name a few), so I'm looking forward to see what Miller does with his old material, especially since it has been over 30 years since his first film with Max.