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Mad Max Sequels

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Corky, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Corky

    Corky A-List Customer

    Mad Max Sequels


    Doug Mitchell, the producing partner of Mad Max director George Miller, confirms the production for Mad Max: Fury Road and Mad Max: Furiosa will move to the desert in the African country Namibia for at least part of filming, as the recent destructive rains in Australia destroyed many of their planned sets. Here's how he explains the decision:

    "Happy Feet Two was made here because we live here and we want to make our lives here: the last thing we want to do is not make Mad Max here. I seriously had to think about whether I wanted to disrupt my life and my family's . . . it still weighs heavily. We were out at Broken Hill with a huge number of massive vehicles – they were built and parked for almost a year there. Some of them are back here, in secret locations not far from here. A full Australian crew picks up and goes there to shoot the desert scenes, and comes back here to do other scenes, then all the post-production and digital work is done here."

    He also discusses the movie's budget, which is rumored to be close to $200 million:

    It's confidential but it's massive. Because the studio has so much money on the table, they did bravely step up their exposure. If you're talking about a big film, an action film, find a budget that's big and it's that. If it's above $100 million it's a big budget," says Mitchell. "This is a bigger budget. People have speculated around $200 million [which] I'd neither deny nor confirm. It's a massive film."

    Finally, because apparently George Miller truly is a glutton for punishment, Mitchell revealed they're not just working on two long-delayed, seemingly cursed Mad Max sequels...they're working on three:

    "We started with [Fury Road], but we then started to do a second story and a third. We've written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, they were part of the exploration of the characters."

  2. For some reason I only liked the first Mad Max.
  3. for me the first was wonderfully gritty, while the sequels suffered overly from too big a budget and watered down the original dystopian feel to too great a degree.
  4. Undertow

    Undertow My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I always liked the Max trilogy. I think MMI was a really cool movie, but I preferred MMII and MM BTD. I'm looking forward to the newer movies, but I really hope they don't get too overblown.
  5. cuthbert

    cuthbert One of the Regulars

    The best movie was interceptor, very desperate and violent, and it became the baseline for the all the post atomic genre of the 80s.

    Personally I don't have hope in this sequel out of time, it's simply too late: every attempt to restart a franchise of this type (Indiana Jones, Terminator, escape from NY) miserably failed.
  6. Is Mel Gibson set to star in these or will someone else play Max Rockatansky?
  7. cuthbert

    cuthbert One of the Regulars

    Mel Gibson?I hope not!
  8. I really like Mad Max 1. I especially like Hugh Keyes Byrne (The Toecutter), he's a great character actor. I also have a soft spot for Mad Max 2 mainly because I once lived not far from where it was filmed (Silverton NSW). It's a beautiful desolate place.
  9. Philip Adams

    Philip Adams One of the Regulars

    I don't know why but I found the first two Mad Max films quite disturbing.

    I can't say the same about the commercially motivated third one however.
  10. Gene

    Gene Practically Family

    The Road Warrior is my favorite. The soundtrack, the gyro captain, the feral boy, the Humungus...the chases, all of which are amazing.

    The Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah!
  11. I had always preferred the original because I rode bikes for most of my life.
  12. cuthbert

    cuthbert One of the Regulars

    Yes they are. And they were meant to be disturbing: basically they're about the meltdown of our civilisation, they show that underneath the surface men are violent and without remorse.

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