Mad Max: Fury Road's Shoot Delayed Until At Least Early 2012

October 9, 2010
Source: The Australian

Mad Max

Big surprise here (I'm kidding). Although production was supposed to start by the end of this year on George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy as the new Mad Max, production has been delayed, for a very long time. The Australian reports on the delay, adding that most of the crew who were about to work for a few months have been left "in the dust." Here's the worst part: "Production is now anticipated to begin in the Broken Hill region in February 2012." Wow, so this is not delayed for just a few months, but for more than a year - and that's only for the shoot, meaning we probably won't get to see the film until at least 2013.

I'm honestly not too surprised by this news for a few reasons. First, production has already been delayed. As The Australian explains: "In July, Kennedy Miller Productions said unseasonal rains had made the Broken Hill area too fertile and production was put back to later this year." Secondly, George Miller has been trying to get this made for years and it is just one of those projects that's always going to be troubled. For now, it sounds like we'll just be waiting to hear anything, but it looks like Tom Hardy won't be playing Mad Max for quite a while, despite sounding quite excited in July when we talked to him about it. We'll definitely let you know if we hear anything new and we'll be back again in 2012 with, hopefully, good news about Mad Max 4.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


This news sucks! I was hoping we would get Fury Road towards the end of next year...2013 feels like a long way off! I have high hopes for this reboot, Tom Hardy is an inspired choice and the fact that George Miller is directing is the icing on the cake. I have read a lot about the preperation for shooting and i know Hardy himself had said the stunt training and physical prep he was going through would be a number of weeks before filming got under way. I hope the final product is worth the wait...

vegasdanny on Oct 9, 2010


Well it gives them time to perfect it.

Xerxex on Oct 9, 2010


well...if the whole end of the world at 2012 is true, i will be the one with the worst temper towards these guys

Jericho on Oct 9, 2010


This means the film has been completely cancelled, obviously.

Jehit on Oct 9, 2010


The movie making Gods won't let go of properties like this ... why force it? The notion behind this film, and the star, sound promising. But if there are so many issues/delays/etc. just move on to the next. We don't need a fourth "Mad Max" so badly ...

Christian Toto on Oct 9, 2010


Ah, this sucks. I'm really looking forward to it, mainly because of Hardy. Hopefully these delays don't affect his participation in the film(s).

Maria on Oct 9, 2010


At least this frees Hardy up for Batman 3.

Well on Oct 10, 2010


Sorry, Just won't be the same.

Loves Maine on Aug 14, 2011

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