Mad Max; Fury Road to Get Two Sequels and Miller Talks Production Issues


For those who’ve noticed a bit of silence in the Mad Max camp, you can stop holding your breath because word is in that we’ll be getting not one, but two sequels to this years smash runaway hit.

This weekend, the BBC’s Top Gear asked for a bit of a follow up and according to Director, George Miller, “[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 artefacts 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.”

That’s fantastic news! Now we’re just left wondering what these sequels could look like. Early initial rumors seems to indicate there was interest in at least some kind of prequel, potentially a Furiosa origin, but what we do know is that before Miller embarks on that project, he has something else in mind.

In his discussion with Top Gear, Miller explained, “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.”

Well, that could be just fine so long as it’s not another Babe sequel, but even then, as long as we eventually get more Max, who really cares.

So what do you think? Are you crazy excited about the two new sequels or would you rather get a another Happy Feet? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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