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George Miller says Mad Max sequels will still happen...eventually

10.05.2015

It's no secret the given the excruciatingly long pre-production period that FURY ROAD dwelled in, George Miller had time to write up more Mad Max story than he knew what to do with. Miller has stated that he has two sequels in mind and with Tom Hardy signed up for two more flicks, moving forward seems like a no-brainer...except that George Miller isn't ready. Speaking with Top Gear, the filmmaker spoke about the process of filming a MAD MAX flick and what he'd like to work on first.

[FURY ROAD] was green lit three times and fell over three times over a decade. We went to shoot with Mel Gibson back in 2001, but then 9/11 happened, and the American dollar collapsed against the Australian dollar close to 30 per cent, so we lost that amount of budget overnight.

We were then rained out of Australia. The desert rained for the first time in 15 years, and we ended up in South West Africa, Namibia. But in this process, we had dug down deep into the backstory, not only of the characters, but of every vehicle. How the steering wheels became religious artifacts and things like that.

So we ended up with two scripts, without really trying. We’re talking to the studio about it as we speak, but which one of the two stories will happen next, I’m not so sure. I want to do a small film without special effects before I do any of that, just to do it quickly. We shot FURY ROAD for eight months… that’s a lot. Every day in the heat and the dust, doing these stunts, it’s very wearing. We’ve got two more planned, but at some point in the future.

I actually don't mind some space between FURY ROAD and whatever comes next, as I'd like Miller to create something that is (almost) totally different than what we experienced with this year's MAD MAX entry. He designed FURY ROAD as a 2-hour chase film, so let's see what other kinds of shenanigans Max can get up to elsewhere in the wasteland. Either way, it sounds like fans will get what they want, even if we have to wait a little while.

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Source: Top Gear

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3:25AM on 10/07/2015
Hell Yeah! Fury Road was great and the best movie of the Summer. Bring on the sequels.
Hell Yeah! Fury Road was great and the best movie of the Summer. Bring on the sequels.
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12:51AM on 10/07/2015
What's the point? IF you had all this time to develop two stories, you should figure out a time table and prove to fans that the sequels will happen for sure. I am upset to learn that we could have had another Mel Gibson movie and it took another 14 years before production was done again on the movie project.....fans can wait, but they can not wait that long.
What's the point? IF you had all this time to develop two stories, you should figure out a time table and prove to fans that the sequels will happen for sure. I am upset to learn that we could have had another Mel Gibson movie and it took another 14 years before production was done again on the movie project.....fans can wait, but they can not wait that long.
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3:07PM on 10/06/2015
Looking forward to Tom Hardy being replaced by a leading man in the next one.
Looking forward to Tom Hardy being replaced by a leading man in the next one.
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7:39AM on 10/06/2015
Fury Road was average at best, Charlize saved the movie from being a total dud, but to me it was typical overhyped garbage that really felt unnecessary.
Fury Road was average at best, Charlize saved the movie from being a total dud, but to me it was typical overhyped garbage that really felt unnecessary.
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11:36PM on 10/05/2015
The sooner the better. I love shit like this...I mean it's Mad Max for crissake's.
The sooner the better. I love shit like this...I mean it's Mad Max for crissake's.
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8:58PM on 10/05/2015
so in love with mad max fury road joblo posted the article twice, nice!
so in love with mad max fury road joblo posted the article twice, nice!
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6:02PM on 10/05/2015
Worked for what it was, I don't think I need more
Worked for what it was, I don't think I need more
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3:52PM on 10/05/2015
Fury Road was a brilliant visual feast with a deeply felt sense of imagination. So much backstory exists for every character, and it's amazing to watch. I think it's really hilarious to hear people complain that Furiosa got so much screen time versus Max or that Mel Gibson should have been back. It's easily the best of the Mad Max films and I'll be happy to wait for more in its vein to come.
Fury Road was a brilliant visual feast with a deeply felt sense of imagination. So much backstory exists for every character, and it's amazing to watch. I think it's really hilarious to hear people complain that Furiosa got so much screen time versus Max or that Mel Gibson should have been back. It's easily the best of the Mad Max films and I'll be happy to wait for more in its vein to come.
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2:11PM on 10/05/2015

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I would have loved to have seen Mel play the part one more time, shame that the circumstances back in 2001 prevented that. Fury Road was "ok" and something I will only watch out of necessity (others in the group wanting to watch it). That being said, I will go see other films with the hope that they are better.
I would have loved to have seen Mel play the part one more time, shame that the circumstances back in 2001 prevented that. Fury Road was "ok" and something I will only watch out of necessity (others in the group wanting to watch it). That being said, I will go see other films with the hope that they are better.
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2:02PM on 10/05/2015
Gonna shoot myself in the foot here: I did not like Fury Road. Absolutely loved the six minute trailer but two hours of the same turned out to be way too much for my liking. Having said that, I could still get behind sequels, as long as they focus more on Max and much less on Furiosa and her geriatric feminist biker tribe.
Gonna shoot myself in the foot here: I did not like Fury Road. Absolutely loved the six minute trailer but two hours of the same turned out to be way too much for my liking. Having said that, I could still get behind sequels, as long as they focus more on Max and much less on Furiosa and her geriatric feminist biker tribe.
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2:09PM on 10/05/2015
I am with you! Fury Road was not bad per say, but I left feeling really underwhelmed by the film. I have been given a copy of the BluRay since release and have watched half of it, not feeling too much anticipation or excitement to watch the entire thing.
I am with you! Fury Road was not bad per say, but I left feeling really underwhelmed by the film. I have been given a copy of the BluRay since release and have watched half of it, not feeling too much anticipation or excitement to watch the entire thing.
6:26PM on 10/05/2015
Good to meet someone who shares this opinion, it's quite rare. First I thought perhaps I just need to see it again because I missed something, but I've seen parts of it since and I'm still not digging it.
Good to meet someone who shares this opinion, it's quite rare. First I thought perhaps I just need to see it again because I missed something, but I've seen parts of it since and I'm still not digging it.
7:42AM on 10/06/2015
I completely agree with you, Furiosa was the most interesting character, but the movie really drags in the middle.
I completely agree with you, Furiosa was the most interesting character, but the movie really drags in the middle.
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