The last full throttle attempt to mount a live-action Mad Max IV stalled in 2003. Pretty much every year since then Mel Gibson has done something – either professionally or, not to put too fine a point on it, unprofessionally – to convince me the film would never get made. Turns out I was wrong. George Miller has plans to get the film underway again, and this time he won’t be inviting the star of the initial trilogy along for the thrill ride.

Speaking to MTV, Miller has revealed parallel films for an animated Mad Max IV and tie-in video game based on the same basic storyline. The film is to be animated in full-on stereoscopic 3D, and the game is being devised in collaboration with Cory Barlog, game director of God of War 2.

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