George Miller Is Prepping Another ‘Mad Max’ Film
As movie websites post their best films of the 2010s list, you see titles pop up over and over again. One of the most consistent films featured on these list is Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s hellacious action movie about a wild car chase through the post-apocalyptic wasteland. On ScreenCrush’s own best of the decade list, Fury Road came in #4. So you know it must be good.
It took Miller almost 30 years to make Fury Road after the previous Mad Max sequel, 1985’s Beyond Thunderdome, but according to the filmmaker himself, he’s prepping the fifth Mad Max film right now. In an interview with Deadline he said that he’s “not done with the Mad Max story”:
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.
Miller is currently readying a project called Three Thousand Years of Longing starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. He wouldn’t say much about its plot, but he did call it “the anti-Mad Max” with “a lot of conversation in it.” After all that talking, hopefully Miller will be in the mood to head out with Max Rockatansky for another spin on Fury Road.
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