Rumor: Mad Max 4 is Live Action, Scouting Locations Now?
by Alex Billington
May 18, 2009
A few months ago, I caught back-to-back-to-back showings of all three Mad Max films, which I had never seen before. It was quite an experience and I have since become a fan of, well, all three of them, although I prefer Road Warrior the most. One thing in particular that I noticed is that all three of the films are vastly different from each other. The craziest of all of them is Beyond Thunderdome, which is just a wild adventure that makes no sense and doesn't end the series that well. We've been hearing rumors for a while now about a Mad Max 4 from George Miller and The Herald Sun newspaper in Australia claims to have an update.
The Aussie newspaper claims that "scouting for locations is under way for the movie" and that it "could go into production later this year." But wait? Didn't George Miller say he was planning on making Mad Max 4 as an anime just a few months ago? What gives? Either this newspaper is shilling some bullshit (which is, sadly, the more likely answer) or they've got a juicy update that no one else knows about yet. The paper doesn't credit any sources and otherwise provides no other new information, so we're not sure if they're digging up an old story and claiming it's new or if they've got something real. Anyone know anything else?
Suffice it to say, after that Mad Max marathon, I'm actually starting to think that maybe Mad Max 4 could be kind of cool to see? If the differences between Road Warrior and Thunderdome are any indication, I'm curious to see just how much will be changed. How much crazier has George Miller become this time?
Update: Harry at Ain't It Cool News posted another update today from an anonymous source in Australia. Apparently Miller "has already had the various vehicles built for years now - as they were built for the doomed Fury Road shoot." Word is that they've brought some of these cars out of storage and are preparing them for this new sequel. "There will be a new Max as this isn't an Ethan Embry story," he claims. Who knows whether we can believe this or not, but it is another interesting update on Mad Max 4. Hopefully it's all true, because if it is, then that means that this sequel is much farther along than anyone of us knew.