Thank God, or whatever your preference. Director George Miller has given a positive update to the Sydney Daily Telegraph on when production on Fury Road will resume. The project has seen huge delays due to weather conditions, resulting in a full twelve month stall. The Production had chosen the remote outback town of Broken Hill for shooting because of its baron landscapes, but unusually high rainfall last year turned the desert setting into a "wonderful flower garden". Hit the jump for more.
Now Miller states:
"We will restart pre-production later this year and begin early next year—weather permitting. We’ve built the vehicles. We’ve designed the movie. The principal cast is locked in. The film is funded. It’s all ready to go. We just wait"
On the adverse problems.
"All the contracts are signed. It’s a locked-in film. It has been for 18 months now. Ironically, had we been shooting in Broken Hill in January and February—when we were meant to—we would have been flooded out."
Miller revealed a similar unexpected weather conditions interrupted production on the second Mad Max film, which also was shot in Broken Hill.
"The week we were to start, it rained the heaviest it had in 10 years. I'll never forget the first day -- we were holed up in a big sort of shed watching the rain. We couldn't shoot. If you want the rain to come, just send a film crew there."
Tom Hardy will play "Mad Max" Rockatansky, while Charlize Theron will play an amputee. Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer are also set to star in the movie.