It took a couple decades to finally arrive, but George Miller’s apocalyptic opus Mad Max: Fury Road was well worth the wait. Turns out, that might just be the beginning.
It’s been well documented that Miller developed a ton of content during Fury Road’s lengthy, 15+ year development cycle (some of it has already been used for a tie-in comic). But, in a new interview with Top Gear, the director revealed they actually have two more Mad Max scripts in the can — and he’s currently talking with Warner Bros. about which project he might tackle next.
Just don’t expect it too quickly. Miller’s name has been floated recently for Man of Steel 2, but it sounds like that isn’t on the short list. Instead, Miller wants to take a break with a smaller film, then potentially return to the world of mega-budgets. It’s at that point we might be able to expect more from Max’s bloody, sun-drenched world. Miller’s not sure which script will come first, but heck, if they’re anything like Fury Road he can just flip a coin.
Check out an excerpt from his comments below:
“[Fury Road] was green lit three times and fell over three times over a decade. We went to shoot with Mel Gibson back in 2001, but then 9/11 happened, and the American dollar collapsed against the Australian dollar close to 30 per cent, so we lost that amount of budget overnight. We were then rained out of Australia. The desert rained for the first time in 15 years, and we ended up in South West Africa, Namibia.
But in this process, we had dug down deep into the backstory, not only of the characters, but of every vehicle. How the steering wheels became religious artefacts and things like that. So we ended up with two scripts, without really trying. We’re talking to the studio [Warner Bros] about it as we speak, but which one of the two stories will happen next, I’m not so sure.”
What do you think? Do we need another Fury Road sequel? If so, what should it focus on?