'Max Max: Fury Road' No Longer Shooting 3D But Will Post-Convert

June 29, 2012
Source: IF Magazine

Mad Max

We've been waiting years for George Miller to get his delayed Mad Max: Fury Road film off the ground, and now it sounds like the film is finally in production in Namibia. However, one change has been made on the production. Originally, the plan was originally going to shoot in 3D, but now IF Magazine (via Twitch) says they will be converting the film to 3D instead. The magazine says Miller was developing new 3D cameras and rigs to shoot the film, but it became a concern as to whether or not the untested tech would withstand the harsh conditions of the desert location and the extensive stunt work. More below!

This isn't necessarily a bad thing as there's the potential to do good 3D conversions if the post-production schedule has enough time to be meticulous about it, but shooting in 3D is usually better. Of course, as a whole, the production probably will be better off for this long delay as Tom Hardy is going to be a much bigger name after this summer when The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters, and that will bring plenty more eyes to Mad Max: Fury Road, even if there are audiences who haven't seen any of the original Mad Max films. Charlize Theron and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also star, and hopefully we'll see it in a couple years.

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments


Great. That's just great.

DAVIDPD on Jun 29, 2012


I expect this movie would be had many STUNT moments. Fan of CGI but expect this Mad Max have low use of that and more focus on non-computer special effects like it's predessesors. I hope script not was like MadMax3, MadMax2 really surprise me. I want fresh and engaging pattern. Miller must know his chasing & action sequences must compete with Spectacular & Breathtaking sequences in movies like Bourne or Fast & Furious but also with violence degree that I see in Driver or Death Proof. I want worthy sequel. I want Tom Hardy show enough madness. He is capable as Mel was. Mel had charisma and did great job. Tom has great potential either. Best wishes for cast & crew.

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 29, 2012


Wait? that a typo or is it going to be called Max Max?.....

Joseph on Jun 29, 2012


I'm starting to hate 3D. Like, a lot.

Nielsen700 on Jun 29, 2012



grimjob on Jun 29, 2012


The only reason Hollywood is doing 3D is money. They can charge a shit load for it. After Prometheus which did nothing for me in terms of 3D, I just rather have a well written movie. The glasses are uncomfortable, dirty at times and shit is always blurry to me. I dont mind it at home, with a smaller screen the eyes have an easier time to focus but overal just another excuse for them to charge a lot more money. Just die already...

buzzfunk on Jun 30, 2012


Completely agree. Just a gimmick to rape people's wallets.

grimjob on Jun 30, 2012

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