New Mad Max trilogy could be on the way

George Miller says Fury Road will be one of three

You certainly can’t fault George Miller’s confidence. His long-awaited Mad Max reboot might have been stuck in development hell for more than a year (some ten years after he started hyping the project in the first place), but that isn’t about to stop him discussing potential sequels, of which there will apparently be two.

“We started with [ Fury Road ], but we then started to do a second story and a third,” said Miller to Australian Financial Review . “We’ve written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, [ but ] they were part of the exploration of the characters.”

Fury Road ’s latest delay came about as a result of the film’s arid Australian location being washed away by flash flooding. However, the film will now be relocated to Namibia, with everything supposedly in place for filming to begin in April.

All being well, Fury Road will see Tom Hardy step into Mel Gibson’s shoes as post-apocalyptic drifter Max Rockatanski, with Charlize Theron and Zoe Kravitz also attached in supporting roles.

On top of the new Mad Max movies, Happy Feet director Miller also revealed that he’ll be working on a new animated project entitled Fur Brigad e . No further details were revealed, suffice to say that Miller considers it, “the most ambitious thing we’ve done.” See what we mean about confidence?