Mad Max: Fury Road Is Not Dead, Says Director

Rain causes delay, but not in the way that you might think

“Unfortunately for Mad Max , what was wasteland is now this wonderful flower garden,” says Miller. “We’ve looked at every single nook and cranny in Australia for these specific locations… Broken Hill has become such a base for outback films: you’ve got the infrastructure of the city itself and the treeless plains beyond. Obviously if we go to Namibia or Morocco or Chile it’s a different kettle of fish, but we want to shoot it here.” But unfortunately, for the moment, it’s just not looking sci-fi enough; there’s nothing that says post apocalypse less than a field of daisies. Is this the daftest reason for a filming delay you’ve ever heard?

Miller now says the film should get going in “July at the earliest and more likely September-October”next year. He also hopes to cast Hugh Keays-Byrne to reprise his role of Toecutter from the first Mad Max (which is odd, since he got run over by a truck and looked pretty dead to us).

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.