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Mad Max sequels hit delays, no filming until 2012

10.11.2010

Just last week we heard news that the MAD MAX sequels that were set to begin later this year in Australia were looking for a one-armed stuntwoman to stand in for Charlize Theron's character who was, apparently, one-armed. But as quickly as they were looking for a crew, they're laying off their crew and heading home. The Australian is reporting that filming on MAD MAX: FURY ROAD has been pushed back to February of 2012. Crew members were let go late last week and told they wouldn't be needed until August of 2011 at the earliest.

This is the second major delay for FURY ROAD, which was expected to begin work over the summer when unseasonal rains pushed back filming until December. In Hollywood, it's slightly easier when a film is delayed as workers can quickly find jobs on other productions. In Australia, it's harder for the hundreds of workers to find new jobs as the local film business has been slow. The paper reports that the big film studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast were all empty as of press time.

It also means that agents will be quickly trying to find new work for the film's cast, which included Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy and Zoe Kravitz. Theron is currently filming YOUNG ADULT for director Jason Reitman and Hardy is currently filming on THIS MEANS WAR with Reese Witherspoon and Sam Worthington but neither have anything set on their schedule after those projects and when FURY ROAD was set to film.

Source: The Australian

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