The next installment of the Mad Max franchise has been in the works for over 25 years. Mel Gibson backed out in 2003, showed interest again in 2009 and has been officially replaced with Tom Hardy who will play the lead as Max Rockatansky. Charlize Theron has signed on to play Imperartor Furiosa and filming has been taken place in Nambia.
Although official budget numbers have not been released for the film, rumors have it to be well in excess of $100 million. There is also no official script which always adds to both the time and cost of production. The director, George Miller relied mainly on storyboards which leads me to believe that dialogue will be secondary to action and imagery in this film. Theron made the entire production sound exhausting,
I had the longest pre-production rehearsal with a director—talking about what it was all supposed to be—that I’ve ever had in my entire career.”
Fury Road will be a partial reboot of the first movie. A teaser trailer is expected to be released next week at Comic-con and the movie is expected to hit theaters on May 15, 2015.
Here are the newly released photos.