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Mad Max lives?

05.19.2009

Years ago, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was tearing ass along the asphalt... until the Iraq War put the brakes on the production.

Since then, director George Miller has (in between starting JUSTICE LEAGUE and HAPPY FEET 2) has mentioned the possibility of making the "sequel" of post-apocalyptic ex-lawman Mad Max Rockatansky as either a videogame or an animated project, thereby circumventing the need for Mel Gibson's return.

But there might still be some juice in the tank. According to Aussie Daily Telegraph, Miller is actively scouting locations for the project. And AICN hears that some of the vehicles originally constructed for FURY ROAD are being dusted off and revved up.

It remains to be seen (though doubtful) if original star Mel Gibson would return -- he's expressed a lack of desire to don the leathers again (after originally signing for a measly $25 million salary), and seems more interested in filmmaking, "serious" acting, promiscuity and general lunacy. Which raises the question: without Mel as the wasteland warrior, is there a point to doing a MAD MAX movie?

Extra Tidbit: Rumors years ago claimed that Gibson would reunite with his AIR AMERICA co-star Robert Downey Jr. for FURY ROAD. Today, that would be as incredible as it is unlikely.
Source: Daily Telegraph

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5:16PM on 05/19/2009
I think if Mel doesn't do it Gerard Butler should. THe MAD MAX trilogy is my fav. I just don't want to see it turn tits up Indy style. I don't wanna see anything like "futuristic". Like fancy cars all new and shiny or really clean cities. I wanna see a barren, fucked up, filthy 20yr later MAD MAX.
I think if Mel doesn't do it Gerard Butler should. THe MAD MAX trilogy is my fav. I just don't want to see it turn tits up Indy style. I don't wanna see anything like "futuristic". Like fancy cars all new and shiny or really clean cities. I wanna see a barren, fucked up, filthy 20yr later MAD MAX.
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1:45PM on 05/19/2009

Mel?

Make the movie without him. If we can get over the new Spock and Kirk, we can DEFINATELY get over MAD MAX. In my mind the only untouchable character is Indiana Jones.
Make the movie without him. If we can get over the new Spock and Kirk, we can DEFINATELY get over MAD MAX. In my mind the only untouchable character is Indiana Jones.
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1:34PM on 05/19/2009

Nah

Somehow, I can't see Mel taking time away from his current Russian vag, to make this happen. He's having too much fun. Sounds interesting though
Somehow, I can't see Mel taking time away from his current Russian vag, to make this happen. He's having too much fun. Sounds interesting though
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12:23PM on 05/19/2009
Definitely intriguing to see where Max is twenty-five or so years later. I'm not married to the idea of Gibson, but it would be a definite plus. Even cooler if he grew his crazy-man beard for the role.

If they bring back cars for the thing then absolutely I'm interested. But the real question is what can Miller bring to this movie that hasn't been done in countless other movies since Road Warrior.
Definitely intriguing to see where Max is twenty-five or so years later. I'm not married to the idea of Gibson, but it would be a definite plus. Even cooler if he grew his crazy-man beard for the role.

If they bring back cars for the thing then absolutely I'm interested. But the real question is what can Miller bring to this movie that hasn't been done in countless other movies since Road Warrior.
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11:40AM on 05/19/2009
Zac Efron SHOULD star in this. Good call. Crack is fantastic too.

but if he's busy how about GERARD BUTLER?
Zac Efron SHOULD star in this. Good call. Crack is fantastic too.

but if he's busy how about GERARD BUTLER?
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10:22AM on 05/19/2009
I'd be down for it. Why can't Mel be in it? If it's George's choice, He could totally be in as an old, aging, weathered Max.

Now, if it's Mel's choice to not be in then that really sucks. I'll still be down for a Mad Max 4.
I'd be down for it. Why can't Mel be in it? If it's George's choice, He could totally be in as an old, aging, weathered Max.

Now, if it's Mel's choice to not be in then that really sucks. I'll still be down for a Mad Max 4.
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9:53AM on 05/19/2009

without mel....

there is no mad max...
there is no mad max...
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8:13AM on 05/19/2009
I hope this actually lifts off at some point. Id love to see another Mad Max, specially if its George Miller directing. Its his world, and only he can do it right.

And if Mel wont jump on the band wagon cause his up to high on his high horse well fuck him, get somebody else who is willing to do Max some justice.

But it would be awesome if Mel Gibson decided to have some fun. In the immortal words of Tina Turner:

"We dont need another hero...."
I hope this actually lifts off at some point. Id love to see another Mad Max, specially if its George Miller directing. Its his world, and only he can do it right.

And if Mel wont jump on the band wagon cause his up to high on his high horse well fuck him, get somebody else who is willing to do Max some justice.

But it would be awesome if Mel Gibson decided to have some fun. In the immortal words of Tina Turner:

"We dont need another hero...."
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7:55AM on 05/19/2009

George Miller rules.

Every movie by this guy interests me, and if it can push young dudes of today to check out the original Mad Max movies, I'm all for it!
Every movie by this guy interests me, and if it can push young dudes of today to check out the original Mad Max movies, I'm all for it!
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5:44AM on 05/19/2009
To answer the latter question: no.
To answer the latter question: no.
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12:50AM on 05/19/2009

Also... Cars.

The biggest failure of Thunderdome, IMHO, is that it lost that obsession with powerful V8 hoon cars.

It's got to get back to that "It's last of the V8 Interceptors" motor-philia.
The biggest failure of Thunderdome, IMHO, is that it lost that obsession with powerful V8 hoon cars.

It's got to get back to that "It's last of the V8 Interceptors" motor-philia.
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12:47AM on 05/19/2009

Animated Version

Not CG Toy Story style, but as a very stylistic classic animation. I could go for that.

Zac could be the Feral Kid, grown up.
Not CG Toy Story style, but as a very stylistic classic animation. I could go for that.

Zac could be the Feral Kid, grown up.
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12:39AM on 05/19/2009

New Blood Needed

Seth Rogen, or maybe Zac Efron.
Seth Rogen, or maybe Zac Efron.
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