George Miller over de sequels op Mad Max: Fury Road


Op dit moment is het niet duidelijk of er een vervolg komt op Mad Max: Fury Road. Regisseur George Miller liet eerder weten dat de sequel Mad Max: The Wasteland moet gaan heten. De filmmaker sprak met Top Gear over zelfs twee sequels. In Fury Road zijn volgens Miller al delen verwerkt die terug moeten keren in The Wasteland. Miller had het volgende te zeggen over het maakproces:

“This film [Fury Road] was green lit three times and fell over three times over a decade. We went to shoot with Mel Gibson back in 2001, but then 9/11 happened, and the American dollar collapsed against the Australian dollar close to 30 per cent, so we lost that amount of budget overnight.”

“We were then rained out of Australia. The desert rained for the first time in 15 years, and we ended up in South West Africa, Namibia. But in this process, we had dug down deep into the backstory, not only of the characters, but of every vehicle. How the steering wheels became religious artefacts and things like that.

“So we ended up with two scripts, without really trying. We’re talking to the studio [Warner Bros] about it as we speak, but which one of the two stories will happen next, I’m not so sure.”

Overigens hoeven we niet te verwachten dat de 70 jarige Miller gelijk aan de slag gaat met een volgende Mad Max:

“I want to do a small film without special effects before I do any of that, just to do it quickly. We shot Fury Road for eight months… that’s a lot. Every day in the heat and the dust, doing these stunts, it’s very wearing. We’ve got two more planned, but at some point in the future.”