So how many times have you watched that MAD MAX: FURY ROAD trailer so far? It's been on a constant repeat in my house. From the looks of the trailer and the handful of new posters and stills we've seen lately, FURY ROAD is going to be the film we all hoped it would be: a balls-to-the-wall, pedal-to-the-metal, apocalyptic actionfest the likes of which only George Miller could deliver. It is easily this writer's most anticipated film of 2015, but now Miller has revealed that there is a strong possibility that Max's tale could expand beyond next year with another sequel and a novel. Bring it!
ScreenRant has shared that Miller spoke at length about the universe he’s created in FURY ROAD, and the preparation that went into its conception. Turns out that his well laid plans for the film tangentially involved penning two more stories in the MAD MAX universe, one of which exists as a sequel script to FURY ROAD, while the other is a novel, both written as a necessity to successfully put pen to paper on FURY ROAD. Here’s the full quote from Miller himself:
“In order to tell this story, we came up with two others. We’ve written the screenplay to one and the novelization of another – but it’s a very rough novel. We kept working on them while we were working on other things.”
Years ago when the FURY ROAD project was announced there was word of another film titled FURIOSA that was said to be a follow-up. Could FURIOSA be the script that Miller is referencing here? And since I always have my nose in a book I'd love to read a MAD MAX novel, especially if it comes from the mind of Miller himself.
There isn't a doubt in my mind that FURY ROAD is going to light the box-office up upon its release on May 15 2015, and that could mean that a sequel will be in demand from the studio. I'm always up for more MAD MAX action so I'm praying to the Movie Gods that this happens. Hell, I'm just happy to be getting ONE more MAD MAX film, but I'd be over the moon to hear that we'd be getting another one.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD goes like this:
Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.
The film stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Right now the film is eyeing a May 15, 2015 release! It can't get here fast enough!