Rumor: Mad Max 4 in 3-D + Mixing Live-Action & Animation?
The massively growing trend of films in digital 3-D is a new treasured experience for some, while for others it has become akin to a sexually transmitted disease of which Hollywood will never rid itself. Since there's plenty of lovers and haters out there, we'll let you decide how you feel about this rumor from the French film website Tout Le Cine (via SlashFilm) stating that the upcoming Mad Max 4: Fury Road will not only get the 3-D treatment, but it will also blend live-action and animation. This may clarify previous rumors of an animated Mad Max and since George Miller recently directed Happy Feet, it's not exactly far-fetched.
Those who have had the decent pleasure of watching Miller's Oscar winning animated film Happy Feet know that his blend of live-action and animation is quite an interesting blend, and would be a very cool addition to the Mad Max sequel. It would also be successfully combining his career's past with its present. Of course, nowadays, animation has such loose meanings that it could simply be a lot of CGI set to make-up real-life environments rather than a Who Framed Roger Rabbit? blend of animation and live-action. After all, that kind of blend just wouldn't mesh with the gritty, grounded feel the Mad Max films are known for.
As far as 3-D, there's no doubt that 3-D is sweeping enough people off their feet (read: making money) to warrant more, but how many more stories do we need about the potential that a film will go 3-D? In this case, I can't say whether or not this is necessary or exciting, but a 3-D Charlize Theron wouldn't be so bad!