In 2006 Warner Bros. released Happy Feet, the animated singing/dancing penguin movie that was then the latest step in George Miller‘s strange career. (Mad Max –> Babe –> Happy Feet.) Now he’s back with a sequel, Happy Feet Two, and the first teaser is out. The animation looks good, but if you aren’t looking for a penguin-performed pop music mixtape, then best give this one a pass. Read More »
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Posted on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 by Adam Quigley
Well this is disappointing. After extensive prep work had gone into setting up back-to-back filming of Mad Max: Fury Road and Mad Max: Furiosa—both to be shot in 3D—the shoot has now been delayed from its originally planned February 2011 date to, if we’re lucky, February 2012.
This is the second major setback for the film. Production had already been delayed once before, back in July. The cause then was unseasonal rains, which had made the area too fertile for the intended car stunts that would be taking place. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
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 »
Posted on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 by Adam Quigley
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 »
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 »
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.
Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
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 »
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.
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 »