Mad Max: Fury Road was just amazing, a truly unforgettable cinema onslaught of high octane action, loud noise, incredible practical effects, great characters and a general disregard to the rules. It felt anarchic, dangerous and gloriously over the top. It was basically perfect cinema fun, and pretty much everyone loved it.
There has been talk of the film being the start of a new trilogy, and Miller has said previously that he has written two more films, so this news should come as no surprise. But hell, its good to hear Miller talk about more Mad Max films, because that’s exactly what we want!
In an interview with Top Gear, Miller explained the troubles with getting Fury Road made:
“[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 South West 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 artefacts 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.”
It’s great to hear discussions are already taking place, but Miller said he wants to make something smaller first, before returning to Mad Max:
“I want to do a small film without special effects before I do any of that, just to do it quickly. We shot Fury Road for eight months… that’s a lot. Every day in the heat and the dust, doing these stunts, it’s very wearing. We’ve got two more planned, but at some point in the future.”
Two more Mad Max films is like a dream come true! Hurry up with your small film Mr Miller, and let’s see Max back on the big screen very soon.