Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth entry in the Mad Max series has had some serious delay problems.
The film was supposed to shoot in Australia, in the town of Broken Hill, but after an enormous amount of rain rid the town of it’s post-apocalyptic qualities, production had to be postponed.
InsideFilm via The Playlist is reporting that Fury Road will now move to a new continent and shoot in the country of Namibia, oddly enough it’s the same country where the last attempt at a fourth Mad Max entry fell apart due to the Iraq war back in 2003.
Fury Road was already in pre-production when the excessive rain began and caused the delay in production. The production is now moving equipment offshore for a planned March 2012 shooting date and the film is still being made by an Australian film crew so it can receive a tax rebate.
Tom Hardy (Warrior, Inception, Bronson) recently confirmed that he would still play the lead role of Max, made famous by Mel Gibson and the film’s other lead, Charlize Theron will hopefully still be attached… Theron is supposed to play some kind of amputee warrior.
George Miller (Babe, The Witches of Eastwick) who directed the first three Mad Max films is currently in post-production on his sequel to Happy Feet, which will open in theaters on November 18th.
I’m very excited about this news, I love the world of the Mad Max films that Miller has created and I look forward to visiting it again. Let’s hope it’s smooth sailing for George and company from here on out.