These are some set photos from the recently started shoot of Mad Max: Fury Road in Namiba.
The shoot was apparently due to start in Australia in the summer of last year, but thanks to an unusual amount of rain the normally barren out-back was in full bloom, with lovely plants and flowers as far as the eye can see. Less ‘end of the world apocalypse’, more Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah .
Not a massive amount is known about the plot of this movie. Many websites are giving their opinions on what will happen, but they never agree. So, if we cobble together most of the information that remains constant we can get a vague idea. Deep breath everyone.
Right, so, the events in Fury Road are said to take place a short time after the events of Thunderdome, the last Mad Max movie, making this a ‘re-imagined sequel.’ Apparently the movie centres around the ‘Five Sisters’ or the ‘Five Wives’, everyone seems to agree its five women at least, being transported somewhere in the standard Mad Max style armoured convoy. When the convoy is attacked Max has to step in and save the day.
And that’s it so far.
The acting talent in this movie is very impressive. Taking over the role of Max ‘Road Warrior’ Rockatansky from Mel Gibson is the fascinating and intense Tom Hardy. Now this is an interesting choice, mainly due to the fact that Tom is a man mountain of musclyness. In the first three movies Max was a regular looking guy who had nothing to lose but still had his humanity and a conscience, which is in stark contrast to the almost super-human appearance of Hardy as Bane (Dark Knight Rises) or Tommy Conlon (Warrior). Also joining Tom are: Charlize Theron as Furiosa (or Costar depending on what you read, the character may also be missing part of one of her arms), Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, Abby Lee, Adelaide Clemens (the Five Sister/Wives??) Nicholas Hoult as Nux and Richard Norton. Impressive.
Also, according to Wikipedia, George Millar’s reimagining is set to be a trilogy with Mad Max: Furiosa being shot back to back with Fury Road. This is great news as the original Mad Max films are great, let’s hope the new ones are too.
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.
George Millar, Wikipedia.