The Fourth Installment of "Mad Max" Series Set To Be Released in 2015
The first footage from “Mad Max: Fury Road” was rolled out at Comic-Con Sunday by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.
The fourth film in the franchise is directed, produced and co-written by George Miller, the man behind the original.
Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also star in “Fury Road.”
George Miller was interviewed at Comic-Con by Hero Complex, asking how his first time at the event was going overall for him.
"I feel very at home. When I was growing up, I was the kind of kid who’d always find the other kids in class who could draw well and we’d draw cartoons and swap comics and read them in class under the desks. So I see these kids here and I think, That was me. It’s fascinating. The energy and the quasi-religious quality of it is really interesting. I even saw protest signs talking about false idols and things like that."
Asked on why Miller decided to make a fourth film for the "Mad Max" franchise Miller went into more detail about the idea behind bringing out another film years after the third one was released into theaters.
"I definitely did not intend to make another “Mad Max.” Having done three, I didn’t want to do any more. But one day about 14 years ago, this idea came to me as I was walking across a pedestrian crossing, and I thought, “That was a ‘Mad Max’ idea!” I put it aside, but once the seed was there, I found it would pop up from time to time like an imaginary friend. Then a couple of years later I caught a long overnight flight from L.A. to Sydney and I couldn’t sleep, and I found a form of the story playing out in my mind, and I thought, “Oh my, this is really interesting.”
Miller was also questioned about the theme he was planning on using with the franchise film. With all the updated technology and cgi that go into producing movies, fans were curious if he was planning on going with newer technology or keeping it to an older gritty feel as the first three movies had in them.
"Well, we made a big, big point to go old-school with “Fury Road.” There are moments of green screen mainly for some landscape, but this is not a green screen movie. We crashed a lot of cars; every stunt was done, if not by the cast then by some very fine stunt men; and it was shot on a real location. I’ve had enough experience with CG to know that you can’t really get some of that immersive material authentic in a way. Cumulatively, it’s appreciated by an audience. It feels more real."
"Furys Road" is set to be released on May 15, 2015, and should be one of next summer's biggest films.