About a month ago a rumor was circulating that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was in talks to helm Man of Steel 2. Then came the rumors that the sequel was placed on indefinite hold (or not?), but that Miller was still in talks with WB to take on another DC superhero project. Miller himself has finally responded to those rumors and gives us a hint about what he’s planning to do next.
When you first watch Mad Max: Fury Road, one of the things you notice immediately are the vibrant orange and teal colors that saturate almost every frame of the film. But, it’s not always the way the film was intended. Director George Miller said they played with the saturation level during post-production, going back and forth between completely draining all the color and really cranking up the colors, eventually deciding on the latter. Miller even went so far as to say that he felt the “best version” of Mad Max: Fury Road was in black and white. There were rumors of a black and white version of the film being included on the Blu-ray, but that never happened. Luckily, a film student made his own version: Mad Max: Black & Chrome.
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Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the absolute best films of the year, and one that you can now take home on DVD and Blu-ray (though hopefully the latter) to WITNESS again and again at your leisure. But if you’re itching to relive Max and Furiosa’s harrowing journey through the Wasteland on the (very) big screen again, we have good news for you.
Whatever the box office numbers have to say, Mad Max: Fury Road is the champion of the summer movie season — a brutal symphony of glorious action with real thematic resonance and a strong woman in the lead, George Miller’s high octane opera is the result of years of deliberate planning and patient cultivation. A new book gives us a peek into the creative process, while Miller’s original outline for the film from 1997 reveals some interesting details.
Just last week we heard the rumor that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller is in talks with Warner Bros. to helm Man of Steel 2 — that seemed a bit surprising, but even more surprising is today’s rumor that Man of Steel 2 might not be happening anytime soon.
George Miller pulled off nothing short of a miracle with Mad Max: Fury Road, taking $150 million off to the desert and returning with a powerful, visually sublime action film that is rightfully being hailed by many as one of the best in years — if not decades. While we wait to find out if Miller’s proposed sequel will be given the green light, a new rumor indicates that he may be in line to direct a different sequel for Warner Bros.
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Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t your average post-apocalyptic film, nor is it your average action movie, as I’m sure you know by now. Although the first set of promo photos from the film were de-saturated and had a more conventionally gritty look, the final product was gorgeously vibrant. But according to director George Miller, his preferred version ditches that bright, beautiful coloration entirely.
Mad Max: Fury Road takes place in a world so full of detail and imagination that it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that director George Miller has a backstory for just about everything on screen. In the finished film, everything feels like it has a history. Every corner of every frame is alive. Rather than confine this information to his imagination, Miller has put it in a comic book.