George Miller says there are more stories to be told about the Mad Max world and new movie is "coming down the pike."
In 2015 66 years old director George Miller was making a comeback to the 'Mad Max' franchise, which he started in 1979. No one was expecting the movie to be great, and all it felt like at the time was a cash grab attempt by the studio to make money off a dormant franchise almost 30 years hence.
But when the first trailer of the movie arrived on YouTube, there was a lot of attention placed on the film because of the way it looked. Then Warner Bros. released behind the scenes footage of how they created the movie, and the use of practical effect blew everyone away. It was all a welcome surprise, but the franchise was still an old one, and there were not many fans following behind the project in the first place.
Watch: The trailer for Warner Bros. movie Mad Max: Fury Road
'Mad Max: Fury Road' was released on 15 May 2015, and the film carried a budget of about $185 million. After slow earning, the film showed some late strength and legged its way to $378 million at the box office. The movie was also a massive critical success, but the box office take was not enough to warrant a continuation of the series.
Tom Hardy, the star of the movie, said the series was intended to be a three-movie saga, but the plans were halted after the studio did not show much sign when it came to a sequel. Hardy said, “There was always a plan to do three of them. I think we are still waiting on being given the opportunity and the green light to do the next one. But a lot of projects are in radial, you know, you wait for something to land or when it’s real. As soon as it’s real, we’ll jump on it.”
Watch: The practical effects and realistic action was all the rage when Mad Max: Fury Road was released
There was not much information in terms of what was happening with the franchise, but then most recently, George Miller was talking with Deadline Hollywood, where he said there are still more stories to tell from the 'Mad Max' world, and he’s got a lot to do with the franchise.
George said, “I’m not done with the Mad Max story, and I think you have to be a multi-tasker, and there’s certainly another Mad Max coming down the pike after this. We’re in preparation on that as well. It’s an interesting question, the idea of multitasking.”
George Miller says there are more stories to tell about the Mad Ma series. Source: IndieWire
“I discuss this with other filmmakers, and I think what happens to me is that when you’re working on one thing, and you get so distracted and focused on that one thing,” George continued. “It’s like a creative holiday to focus on the other one for a bit. It helps you achieve that objectivity, to look at the thing afresh each time and say, I thought I was doing this, but it doesn’t seem to be the case now.”
Well, it seems the trilogy of the story is still to be fulfilled when it comes to the new Mad Max franchise. How the two leading actors of the movie Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, are going to work together now is still a mystery. The actors revealed they are not particularly fond of each other, and it will be interesting to see how the dynamics between Furiosa and Max are influenced by the lack of courtesy between the two leading actors.
Watch: Zoe Kravitz explains the feud between Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy
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