ABC Sydney have reported that the producers of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road have made the decision to abandon Broken Hill, New South Wales as a location due to the weather despite years of preperation. The Mayor of Broken Hill Wincen Cuy, has described the decision as a "tragedy", that has stripped the outback city of the $10-12 million in investments it was expecting to receive as a result of the production. Miller stated the desert remains too green for filming after extended rain that forced the shoot to be already postponed for 12 months Hit the jump for the details.
ABC Sydney: "Local council announced the decision today saying the production company behind the movie, Kennedy Miller Mitchell (KMM), felt recent heavy rains had ruined the arid landscape the film required.The Mayor of the Broken Hill City Council, Wincen Cuy, told ABC Broken Hill he is disappointed by the decision, but concedes nothing can be done to change the outcome."This decision hasn't been taken lightly by KMM... but nature's caused it, nothing else has caused it apart from nature."
"What we've lost is to associate our name to it and any marketing.'' stated the Mayor but he also saw the irony in the fact that the rain the town had prayed for is what did them in. ''One man's medicine is another man's poison, but Broken Hill's had a film industry for 30 years and it will continue.'' The production company behind the movie, Kennedy Miller Mitchell [KMM], has not announced where filming will now take place for the movie, set to star Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens & Riley Keough. Mad Max 2 was filmed in New South Wales, around the areas of Broken Hill and Silverton. The movie is still expected to arrive sometime in late 2012.