It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything more about Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth installment in director George Miller’s much-loved franchise. This poor film has been plagued with production issues since inception and finally, more than ten years after the first try at it, it’s finally shooting. But now more problems loom. Miller has, in a fashion quite typical to him, managed to go over budget and fallen behind on the shooting schedule at the same time.
Warner Bros. execs have been shuttling back and forth to Namibia, where the flick’s being shot, in order to make sure Miller is keeping on track. Now they’ve decided that it’s a huge pain in the ass, all those flights. So instead, they’re placing producer Denise Di Novi as a permanent “overseer” to Mad Max’s filming.
Hopefully Di Novi can do a good job of watch-dogging the project without killing Miller’s vision. God forbid this should spiral out of control and some butt-hurt Warner Bros. exec draw the curtain on the film. Considering they’ve already dropped more than $100 million on it, that’s pretty unlikely, but still my paranoia persists that I’ll never get a chance to see this film.
If everything goes smoothly and Di Novi lays down the iron fist, Mad Max: Fury Road should be done shooting near the end of November. When it will hit theaters, however, is still a mystery.
Thanks to bleedingcool for the heads-up.