On the January 6, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.
Cool Stuff: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Gets a Fifth Anniversary Mondo Vinyl Soundtrack with Boneface Artwork
Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
If you’re ready to die historic on the fury road, Mondo has you covered.
Mad Max: Fury Road is a vibrant, masterfully shot action bonanza directed by George Miller. But a big part of what makes the movie ride so seamlessly through the desert is the incredible score from Junkie XL. It’s been available for purchase for a long time, including on vinyl, but for the film’s five-year anniversary, we’re finally getting a Mad Max: Fury Road Mondo vinyl soundtrack with a die-cut slipcover and artwork by Boneface featuring both Max Rockatansky and the horrifying Immortan Joe. Read More »
George Miller Wants to Shoot ‘Mad Max’ Furiosa Prequel Next Year, and Has Auditioned Anya Taylor-Joy for the Lead
Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
It’s been nearly five full years since director George Miller set the movie world on fire with Mad Max: Fury Road, one of the ballsiest films ever made and easily one of the greatest movies of the past decade. A possible sequel was mired in legal troubles for a while, but last year, it seemed as if things were finally in place for not just one movie, but multiple Mad Max movies to get underway.
Now a new report says Miller is actively holding auditions for a Mad Max Furiosa prequel movie, which he hopes to begin shooting next year. One of the people he’s auditioned for the lead role? The Witch, Split, and Emma. actress Anya Taylor-Joy.
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Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
George Miller is set to start filming his next film, Three Thousand Years of Longing, with Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton this coming March, but already the director is thinking about his next Max Max sequel.
The sequel has been long coming since Mad Max: Fury Road transcended expectations to earn a Best Picture nomination at the 2016 Oscars. But in the time since Miller has directed Fury Road, genre movies — and debates about whether they can be called “cinema” — are all the rage. So naturally, Miller is the latest auteur to weigh in on that discussion.
Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
If Mad Max: Fury Road was the only movie director George Miller had ever made, that film is such a miracle that it would have guaranteed him a place in the pantheon of action filmmakers. But after years of waiting around and legal battles, it sounds like he’s ready to drive back into Valhalla once again, because in a new interview, Miller strongly indicates that three more Mad Max-related movies are finally going to happen, including one that centers on Charlize Theron‘s Furiosa. Read his latest comments below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
In the mid-to-late 2000s, Warner Bros. couldn’t be stopped. They were releasing hit after hit – big moneymakers like Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, the Harry Potter movies, and The Hangover, branding themselves as a filmmaker-friendly studio that would foster creativity and support directors in their visions. Compare that with, say, the colossal behind-the-scenes mess associated with Suicide Squad, and it’s clear that something changed.
But the studio hopes to return to those golden days, and they’re going to do it by focusing on making good movies instead of getting caught up in how much one of their DC superhero films connects with another. Read a new quote from WB head Kevin Tsujihara below, which also includes his desire to make more Mad Max and The Matrix films.
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Sequel Bits: ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Rush Hour 4’, ‘Hobbs & Shaw’, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’, ‘Attack the Block 2’, and More
Posted on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have finished their voice work for Toy Story 4
- Chris Tucker tries to keep hope alive for Rush Hour 4
- Hobbs & Shaw gets a bunch of new character posters
- Watch a clip from Happy Death Day 2U
- Fantastic Beasts actor Dan Fogler explains the reason the third movie is delayed
- And more!
Cool Stuff: Craig Drake’s Latest Art Show Honors ‘Star Wars’, ‘Lost in Translation’, ‘RoboCop’ & More
Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2018 by Ethan Anderton
Artist Craig Drake has returned with his fifth solo art show at Hero Complex Gallery, and with it comes a stellar collection of new posters created by the artist in his signature style.
The new Craig Drake art honors some of the strongest, fiercest, feistiest and most memorable females in films like Blade Runner, The Empire Strikes Back, Beetlejuice, Basic Instinct Kingsman: The Secret Service and Lost in Translation. But it also keys in on characters like RoboCop, Mad Max, and more. Plus, there are two other great Star Wars prints that will catch your eye. Read More »
Sequel Bits: ‘Super Troopers 3’, ‘Star Trek 4’, ‘SpongeBob’, ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’, ‘Mad Max’
Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Super Troopers 3 might happen.
- Simon Pegg offers an update on Star Trek 4.
- The SpongeBob Movie has a release date.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters is bringing back a character from Kong: Skull Island.
- Tom Hardy seems convinced more Mad Max movies will happen.
Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018 by Hoai-Tran Bui
The ongoing Mad Max: Fury Road lawsuit lives, dies, and lives again. The future of the franchise is in jeopardy thanks to a bitter court battle between George Miller‘s production company, Kennedy Miller Mitchell, and Warner Bros.