We don’t know very much about the next chapter(s) in the Mad Max saga, which series director George Miller is prepping for a shoot early in 2011. We’ve known that Tom Hardy is the new Max, and that Charlize Theron has a role in the film(s). Hell, we don’t even know what the basic plot is, or how the story will carry through from Mad Max: Fury Road to the reported follow-up, to be shot back to back, Mad Max: Furiosa.

But now we’ve got a scant bit of detail about Charlize Theron’s character, thanks to the woman who is on board to do her stunts. Read More »

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If the casting of Tom Hardy in the lead role of Mad Max: Fury Road didn’t convince you that this is already a film worthy of your hard-earned cash, maybe this news will. The movie hasn’t started shooting yet—it won’t until next year—but we now have some numbers to give a sense of the amount of vehicular chaos that’s going to ensue. In short: A lot. Read More »

Riley Keough in Talks for Mad Max: Fury Road

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Tom Hardy is taking over the mantle of Mad Max from Mel Gibson (good timing) and while we don’t know too much about what series creator George Miller has planned for Max’s fourth outing, Mad Max: Fury Road, we now know more than we did a few hours ago. Riley Keough (aka the granddaughter of Elvis Presley , who made her feature debut in The Runaways) has joined the cast, and her role sheds a very tiny bit of light on the plot that might ensue. Read More »

Mad Max: Fury Road Will Be Shot in 3D

We’ve known for a while that George Miller‘s upcoming Mad Max sequel Mad Max: Fury Road would be released in 3D. But everything we’ve heard until now is that the film would be converted to 3D in post production. We now have a confirmation that the film will be shot in 3D using “revolutionary new technology” which is being developed by Miller himself based on technology originally developed by Dalsa Corporation.

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Last week the big news on the Mad Max franchise was that the new film, Fury Road, wouldn’t be the only new film. A pair of reports said that series director George Miller is prepping two films to be shot back to back: Fury Road and the follow-up, reportedly called Mad Max: Furiosa.

Now we’ve got an announcement from WETA about the company’s involvement in the films (hooray) and an unsubstantiated report that the process of creating two films might delay the production. Wait, what? Read More »

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Briefly: This is the sort of story that I’d usually be quick to dismiss, but it comes from Todd at Twitch, who is both well-connected and not quick to run utterly baseless crap. He’s got a brief report up today that says George Miller isn’t just returning to his Mad Max franchise with Tom Hardy and Mad Max: Fury Road. Supposedly Miller is making two films back to back, with the second to be called Mad Max: Furiosa.

Despite the regular reliability of Twitch this still seems like an unlikely thing. Studio financing being what it is these days, the idea that Warner Bros. would finance two films to be shot back to back seems to be a break from the way they’re doing business everywhere else. If Fury Road had been released and done really well, OK, easier to see two films after that. Sure, Miller gave WB and Village Roadshow a big hit with Happy Feet in 2006, but Mad Max is a totally different beast. Be a neat thing if this is true, but for now it’s not so easy to believe.

Plus, that second title: Furiosa?

UPDATE: HitFix says that this report has been confirmed with other sources.

Tom Hardy Talks Mad Max: Fury Road

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We’ve had little bits of news about George Miller‘s fourth film in the Max storyline, Mad Max: Fury Road, but until now nothing terribly significant. The casting of Tom Hardy in the lead role was a great step in the right direction, and now the actor is starting to talk about the film, which shoots later this year.

Hardy didn’t offer up too many details (“I’m obviously limited as to what I can say.”) but he did drop a few notes, including one that makes Fury Road sound as if it’ll be straddling the line between sequel and reboot — bound to be the case, I suppose, when a new actor takes on a role that was totally established by another. Read More »

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UPDATE: MTV was the first to hear back from Stewart’s publicist, who says the actor is not involved with the film.

The title says it all. Based on an email sent to AICN, which says that actor Patrick Stewart mentioned he is soon to be working in Australia on a film with director George Miller, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive speculating that Stewart will appear in the fourth Mad Max movie, Mad Max: Fury Road.

The salient quote from the reader email is:  “I got to ask him whether he’d like to make a movie in Australia and he said he may be back here soon to film a movie with George Miller. I – embarrassingly – blurted “Happy Feet 2! great!” and he said “No, another one.” We don’t know enough about the story behind Fury Road at this point to know if this is even remotely credible. Easy to see how having Patrick Steward on hand would be a fun thing for Miller. Throw some knee pads and a hockey mask on him and Stewart would fit right in.

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