Grease up your heavy armoured rust collecting vehicles and get ready to fuel up for the upcoming prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road.
Upon getting up the other morning with my usual coffee and skim of the newspaper, I was thrilled to see an Australian article verifying the project.
Right off the bat, I can say any news of this film will have me gripped to the edge of my chair, all the way up to its release. After the cinematic success of the first reboot to the Mad Max franchise (Fury Road), I can’t imagine how they will again stun me with their all-up brilliance. But I am ready to find out.
Australian director and 71-year-old veteran of the game George Miller is returning to the barren desert wasteland (or Broken Hill NSW at least) to step up to his admired directing role. And with pre-production gearing up, and Warner Bros. pumping in a mammoth budget, we could see the first shoot date as soon as December this year. But who knows if this scheduled date will hold up.
If you compare it to their luck in the past, I struggle to see how this film will keep within 6 months of its intended schedule.
Mad Max: Fury Road was blistered by delays when extended rain turned the Australian desert green, while the location scout relocated some 12,000kms away to Namibia. Fingers crossed Miller’s original plan holds up and the desert doesn’t turn neon pink.
The script titled Mad Max: The Wasteland is expected to focus more on Charlize Theron’s character Furiosa, after many argued that she was the main protagonist over Tom Hardy’s Max Rockatansky. But Hardy fans have no fear, as the man whose world is fire and blood will definitely be making a very noticeable appearance.
However, the duo (Hardy and Theron) will have to put their famous feud to one side and move on during their new project. During the Fury Road shoot,
Hardy’s intense method acting clashed with Theron’s high-maintenance, making the two a terror to deal with on set. Yet, for a film that racked in an immense $378,436,354.00 and walked away with 10 Academy Award nominations and six wins, I think they won’t have any problems putting up with each other for another couple of months.
My excitement levels surrounding this upcoming project are sky-rocketing. If anyone needs me, you can find me dancing in the streets (that’s me in the picture below, obviously).