Mad Max 4: Fury Road Back in Production
by Alex Billington
October 25, 2007
Thought the Mad Max trilogy with Mel Gibson was over? Guess again! A report from Moviehole.net claims that the fourth film, titled Mad Max 4: Fury Road, has gotten the greenlight to head back into production down in Australia. Apparently there has been talk of Mad Max 4 for quite some time, but director George Miller has a slate of other major projects in the works as well and just didn't have time to work on it. That's no longer the case and George Miller will now be working on this concurrently with the Justice League of America movie as well.
Considering that you really can't trust anything that comes from Moviehole.net, for now we're going to consider this just a rumor. Mad Max 4: Fury Road is based on a script from British comic book artist/writer Brendan McCarthy. Unfortunately Mel Gibson won't be back, but hopefully that will allow for a newer, fresher face to fulfill the role of Mad Max Rockatansky. Maybe someone like Paul Walker or Mike Vogel, or how about shaking things up - Rosario Dawson?
George Miller, who directed Happy Feet as well as the three original Mad Max films, is currently slated to also work on Happy Feet 2 and the Justice League movie. The rumor claims that while working on Mad Max 4 in Australia, Miller will also have his hand in both Happy Feet 2 and Justice League in some way. Sounds like this will be quite a feat juggling three massive movies all at the same time.
Are there still big fans of Mad Max out there? We already have Doomsday in the works, which seems like a modern Mad Max, do we really need another one? At least George Miller is back on it but that doesn't guarantee anything.