Mad Max Fury Road Prequel Could Start Production This Year--Report
In the wake of Mad Max: Fury Road's release last year, there were numerous rumours that director George Miller was planning a follow-up. There has been little news since, but now it has been reported that pre-production work on a prequel has begun in Australia.
According to the Herald Sun, Miller is gearing up make a film centered on Charlize Theron's Fury Road character. The story reads: "Pre-production is gearing up on the multi-million-dollar action-packed Warner Bros franchise, with NSW’s Broken Hill Studios Miller's first choice for shooting, which could start as soon as later this year.
"Mad Max Fury Road was plagued by delays when extended rain turned the desert green and the uber-director had to move location to Namibia. The [new] script is said to focus on the backstory of Furiosa, played by Oscar-winner Charlize Theron."
Neither Miller or Warner have commented on this story.
Mad Max: Fury Road also starred Tom Hardy and Nicholas Hoult. It made $378.4 million worldwide, and was nominated for ten Oscars, more than any Australian film in history.
Although Miller has spoken about making a fifth Mad Max film, he has repeatedly stressed that he would need a break before making another.
“We shot Fury Road for eight months--that's a lot," he told Top Gear last year. "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."