Two More Mad Max Films Speeding Furiously Our Way


For my money, Mad Max: Fury Road was one of the best films of not just the year, but the decade. The good news? Director George Miller is not done yet! Witness the goodness!

Top Gear caught up with Miller to chat about Fury Road and the future of the franchise: [Fury Road] was greenlit 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 percent, 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 [Warner Bros.] 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.

Stay revved, kids! To the gates of Valhalla we go!

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