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MAD MAX: FURIOSA & MAD MAX: THE WASTELAND: George Miller Developing FURY ROAD Sequels

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George Miller Developing Mad Max Fury Road Sequels. Following the success of George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, speculation on the possibility of a follow-up film began. It turns out that substitution, be it from fans or industry insiders, was well-founded. With Mad Max: Fury Road bringing in $374.7 Million dollars at the box office worldwide, Miller is actively talking to Warner Bros. about the possibility of bringing one or both (already developed new) Mad Max story-lines to the big screen. Supposedly, one film may be entitled Mad Max: Furiosa while the other is called Mad Max: The Wasteland (written about already here).

The genesis of both scripts came from the constant delays Miller endured while trying to get Fury Road made. Miller recalled the experiences in a recent interview (from Slashfilm via Top Gear):

This film [Fury Road] was green lit three times and fell over three times over a decade. We went to shoot with Mel Gibson back in 2001, but then 9/11 happened, and the American dollar collapsed against the Australian dollar close to 30 per cent, so we lost that amount of budget overnight. […] We were then rained out of Australia. The desert rained for the first time in 15 years, and we ended up in southwest Africa, Namibia. But in this process, we had dug down deep into the backstory, not only of the characters, but of every vehicle. How the steering wheels became religious artifacts and things like that. So we ended up with two scripts, without really trying. We’re talking to the studio [Warner Bros] about it as we speak, but which one of the two stories will happen next, I’m not so sure.

Tom Hardy has a three-film Mad Max contract but Charlize Theron does not. I would much rather see a Furiosa Mad Max film (some would argue that we were already given that film) than a Mad Max-focused film (I have seen three of those films already). I would like to learn why Furiosa was kidnapped, how she lost her arm, why she was branded, how she rose to the rank of Imperator, and was she ever used as a breeder.

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