George Miller's long awaited & much anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road has been gestating in pre-production for quite some time now. The six-month $100 million shoot was meant to kick off August 2010 with stars Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron in New South Wales, before the start date was revised to February then further delays kicked in with location issues. The production had to abandon Broken Hill, New South Wales as a location due to the good weather transforming the landscape despite years of preparation. The movie has been in and out of pre-production for a couple of years now but this coming April Fury Road will commence principle photography in Namibia. There have been rumblings for quite some time that Fury Road would have a sequel titled Mad Max: Furiosa but today we've now learned that Fury Road will actually be the first of three movies. Hit the jump for the details.
Miller revealed to the Australian Financial Review that the new Mad Max movie started as a single story which gradually grew into a new trilogy.
"We started with [Fury Road], but we then started to do a second story and a third. We've written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, they were part of the exploration of the characters."
Furiosa has already been scripted & storyboarded with Miller now deeply invested in writing the third part. Producer Doug Mitchell had the following to say;
"If [the budget is] above $100 million it's a big budget. This is a bigger budget. People have speculated around $200 million [which] I'd neither deny nor confirm. It's a massive film."
Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens & Riley Keough.