George Miller’s fourth installment in his post-apocalyptic action saga, Mad Max: Fury Road, began principal photography in Namibia over a month ago.  Now that footage is in the can, more details about the film are racing out.  First up, the cast…

  • Tom Hardy as “Mad Max Rockatansky”
  • Charlize Theron as “Furiosa”
  • Nicholas Hoult as “Nux”
  • Nathan Jones as “Rictus Erectus”
  • Hugh “Toecutter” Keays-Byrne as “Immortan Joe”
  • Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, and Rosie Huntington-Whitelay as “The Wives”
  • Abby Lee Kershaw as “The Dag”
  • Courtney Eaton as “Fragile”
  • Josh Helman as “Silt”
  • Jennifer Hagan as “Miss Giddy”
  • iOTA as “Coma-Doof Warrior”

Megan Gale, Angus Simpson, John Howard, Gillian Jones, Joy Smithers, Richard Carter, Melissa Jaffer, and Melita Jurisic also star.  The film, written by George Miller & Brendan McCarthy, takes place not long after the events of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and sees “Mad Max caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the imperator Furiosa. A battle erupts on the road in front of them over the course of the film as they attempt to push the rig to safer terrain.”  A vague synopsis, yes, but it’s better than nothing.

We’re getting a bearded Max this time out.

Two big rumors over the past year involved Miller shooting two new sequels back-to-back and both being filmed in 3D.  While no official word has come forth on the former, anything is possible.  After all, Miller has stated repeatedly that he would like Fury Road to be the first in a new trilogy of Mad Max films with Hardy in the lead.  It seems far more likely to me that the second film will be filmed back-to-back with the third if this one clicks with filmgoers.  As for shooting in 3D?  That was the original intention, but Miller has since abandoned that notion…although post-conversion is not out of the question at this stage.  Personally, I’m just stoked about the fact that everything that can be done practically on this, WILL be done that way.  In-camera vehicular carnage makes me happy.

Regardless of whether or not Miller gets his “new trilogy” wish, this franchise has officially become a tetralogy*.  Ole’ George finally beat the odds and made it happen.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m excited to see the results next year.

One of the countless cars created for the film.


Source | Moviehole

* – “Quadrilogy” is also acceptable…and actually IS a real word…but it sounds and looks stupid.