A video from the set of Mad Max 4 aka Mad Max fury Road, the upcoming science-fiction movie directed by George Miller and starring Tom Hardy, has popped online, watch it below thanks to youtube user Joosch:
Mad Max 4 Production video – In the middle of nowhere these trucks came by.
Plot: “Mad Max (Tom Hardy) tags along a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). A battle erupts on the road as they attempt to push the rig to safer terrain.”
Still no solar car in the fourth Mad Max movie? What a shame! Mad Max and his friends are just post-apocalyptic barbarians obsessed with oil… :(
The film is directed by George Miller and is starring Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Nathan Jones. There’s no official release date yet, Mad Max 4 Fury Road should hit theaters sometime in 2014. :)
“[Mad Max Fury Road] is a relaunch and revisit to the world, an entire restructuring. That’s not to say that it’s not picking up or leaving off from the Mad Max you know already, but it’s a nice re-take on the entire world using the same character, depositing him in the same world, but bringing him up to date by 30 years. Obviously Mel would’ve been perfect for it but, for some reason, he’s not doing it and I am. You can expect the same amount of grit and rawness and authenticity to my performance, I hope to deliver. But that’s really the crux of me and George to deliver that and all the other actors as the other characters.”
Actor Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy is now heading to Australia where he will train to look the part and prepare for shooting.
The movie Mad Max Fury 4 Road will probably be released in 2012. :)
Some update about Mad Max 4: looks like Director George Miller isn’t satisfied with just an animated movie for Mad Max 4, instead he’s gonna film a live-action Mad Max 4 movie in Australia. He’s been boasting about a $100 million budget, and that’s quite huge knowing that no studio is backing the project yet! The main actor who’s going to replace Mel Gibson hasn’t been announced yet, but pre-poduction is well under way ofr Mad Max 4. George Miller was even showing off the cars they’re going to use:
The movie Mad Max 4 will be titled Mad Max 4 Fury Road. And according to the rumor Actor Sam Worthington, who’s Australian, could be hired to play the role of Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson’s character). :)
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:
The anime is an opportunity for me to shift a little bit about what anime is doing because anime is ripe for an adjustment or sea change. It’s coming in games and I believe it’s the same in anime. There’s going to be a hybrid anime where it shifts more towards Western sensibilities. [Japanese filmmaker Akira] Kurosawa was able to bridge that gap between the Japanese sensibilities and the West and make those definitive films. [...]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! :)