Director George Miller is considering to develop Mad Max 4 as an animated movie. Such a move would increase the odds of a fourth Mad Max movie to come out. Miller has been facing so many hurdles since his first attempt to produce Mad Max 4 in 2003: financial hurdle, Mel Gibson stating that he wouldn’t reprise his role and so on… So going animated would be a way out for Miller: an animated movie costs indeed less to produce and Miller could get rid of Mel Gibson, a former great actor who had the lead role in Mad Max but who since turned into a religious zealot.
The universe of Mad Max is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which oil has become so scarce that people are ready to kill for it and in which civilization has collapsed, giving a free reign to barbarous gangs of road punks. Just watch this original trailer of the movie Mad Max:
Miller is likely to call Japanese talents to help to develop Mad Max 4:
[...]I’ve always loved anime, in particular the Japanese sensibility. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
Quite glad that Mad Max is going to integrate a manga dimension. Much better perspective than a Mad Max 4 movie with an old Mel Gibson!