For a few years, it looked like it could never happen. Warner Bros. and director George Miller were locked in a financial dispute that had spilled into the courts. It seems they have put that behind them and now finally things are moving with. Mad Max 5.
Miller is currently in pre-production on a project with Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton called Three Thousand Years Of Longing. He let slip to Deadline that he’s already developing another outing for Max Rockatansky –
“I’m not done with the Mad Max story and I think you have to be a multi-tasker and there’s certainly another Mad Max coming down the pike after this. We’re in preparation on that as well. It’s an interesting question, the idea of multi-tasking
I discuss this with other filmmakers and I think what happens to me is that when you’re working on one thing, and you get so distracted and focused on that one thing, it’s like a creative holiday to focus on the other one for a bit. It helps you achieve that objectivity, to look at the thing afresh each time and say, I thought I was doing this, but it doesn’t seem to be the case now.”
He went on to talk about how the two films he is working on couldn’t be more different than each other and how this helps keep him stimulated –
“The more different the films are, the more interesting that is. A really good example: I was working on Happy Feet Two while Fury Road was getting up and then falling down. They couldn’t have been more different. One was animation, the other live-action. It worked for me.”
Mad Max: Fury Road was made in 2015 and received rave reviews. It is frequently on many critics favourite movie of 2010s lists and turned a healthy profit.
No word yet on whether Tom Hardy will return in the title role.