‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Images–Post-Nuclear Brutality As Only Australia Can Provide

- 07-21-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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George Miller‘s long-awaited fourth installment in the franchise that essentially birthed the post-apocalyptic subgenre is looking good: In the hot, dusty, lawless, sadomasochistic way moviegoers of the 1980s came to know and love (including myself).

Mad Max: Fury Road seems to be a semi-reboot taking place after the events of the original Mad Max–meaning it is intended to either precede or replace The Road Warrior. Like that film, it’s low on dialogue. Miller reportedly relied more on storyboards than on screenplay in composing the film, but given that he’s had the better part of 30 years to get the 4th Mad Max film right, I’m fairly optimistic for Fury Road. Follow the jump for cast details, new images, and the release date:

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Darabont Hired to Helm ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Sequel

- 06-27-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s one of those projects that seems to have no one excited, but the studio seems dead-set to proceed with anyway, but there has been some movement on the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. The new film based on the 2012 hit revisionist fairy tale will be under the guidance of Shawshank Redemption filmmaker and Walking Dead TV series creator Frank Darabont, his first film since the Stephen King adaptation The Mist in 2007. Not only is Darabont’s involvement the rumor du jour about the project, but sources are saying this sequel will tilt a little more towards one character in the title than the other. (more…)

A Fistful of New Pics from ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (UPDATED!)

- 06-25-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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After years of waiting, a return to the world of Mad Max is almost upon us. Okay, so maybe we’ve got a year to wait, but at least they actually made it to production this time around. And from what we’ve been shown of Mad Max: Fury Road thus far, it’s looking pretty bad-ass. George Miller is back in the director’s chair and he’s created something that is distinctively Mad Max in the way it looks. Now, check out the latest promotional image from the flick, featuring Tom Hardy (aka Max) and Charlize Theron (aka Imperator Furiosa) courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. (more…)

Nerd Art Dump: The Son of Turtles, Realistic Super Mario and Pint-sized Slashers!

- 01-03-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. On with the dump!

Based on the famous surreal painting “The Son of Man” by René Magritte this parody piece by Ben6835 is a little more mutant and pizza than human and apple faced.  [Neatorama]

Hit the jump for “The Dude”, Snake Plissken and the Gotham gals wet n’ wild show!
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Charlize Theron to Produce Scots Vs. Vikings Drama for ABC

- 10-23-12TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

Charlize Theron is a very busy girl right now.  In addition to her acting gigs, which include the currently shooting Mad Max: Fury Road, she’s involved in the production of several projects.  Hatfields and McCoys and Holiday are the first two of these this season and now she’s added a third – The Clan.

Though the details are scant, The Clan will apparently pit some medieval Scottish clans in the Highlands against each other and a variety of Viking invaders.  It will be airing on ABC and Oscar nominee Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) is set to write, direct and act as executive producer.

Theron is one woman who is kicking ass and taking names with her career and the combo of her and George working on something about Vikings might just be something that medieval fanboys can look forward to without worries.  Now let’s see just how much ABC gimps it to make it “palatable” for the general population.

 

Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.

Plot Deets and Full Cast List for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

- 08-14-12Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

Because you can’t work on a project like Mad Max: Fury Road for going on two months and have no new details released about it, we get some new information as to what the movie’s about, and who all is in it, courtesy of Kennedy Miller Mitchell productions (via Bleeding Cool).

Let’s dig into the press release:

Mad Max: Fury Road—the fourth in the franchise’s history—stars Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Oscar® winner Charlize Theron (“Monster”, “Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa.

Try saying “Imperator Furiosa” thee times fast. As Bleeding Cool points out, the term Imperator began in Ancient Rome as an honorary type title for a military commander. It’s also the Latin root word for Emperor. So it seems that no matter which way you cut, Charlize Theron is in charge. Let’s continue:

According to Miller, “Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.

“War Rig?” “Road War?” “Word Burgers?” I like how the press release drops some of these terms like we’re supposed to be acquainted with what they mean already. Oh well, who else is in this sucker:

Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max, Sleeping Beauty) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian) as Rictus Erectus…Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) plays Toast, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is Splendid. They are joined by supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw as The Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile, both of whom are making their big screen debuts. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior…

The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard, Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic.

Keays-Byrne played Toecutter in the first Mad Max by the way. I wonder if there’s any connection?

Miller is directing the film from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. Miller also produces the film, along with longtime producing partner, Oscar® nominee Doug Mitchell (“Babe”, “Happy Feet”), and P.J. Voeten. Iain Smith, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

There was another bit I found interesting from the press release. Fury Road is currently shooting in Africa, not Australia, and there’s a perfectly legitimate, almost unbelievable explanation as to why they had to relocate:

Shooting on Mad Max: Fury Road is taking place in Africa with the support of the Australian government. Originally slated to be shot in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, the production was forced to relocate due to severe flooding, rendering the Australian landscape unsuitable for the film. The rain turned the area into an oasis instead of the post-apocalyptic terrain that is the setting for Max’s world.

Perhaps marking the first time in history that production on a post-apocalyptic film has been thwarted by an improvement to the local environment.

There’s no release date yet for Fury Road, but obviously we’ll keep you in the loop and when we know you’ll know.

Source: Blastr

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Pics – More Cool Cars!

- 07-26-12Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

Every once in a while I have to pinch myself to make sure that the production of the new Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t just some sort of dream that I’ll eventually wake from.  It’s been rumored so long and now it’s finally filming… is it too good to be true?

Currently, the cast and crew are in Namibia, and the latest batch of photos proves that the film is indeed underway:

That’s right, more nasty-looking cars.  Hopefully, as much work went into the script as into props and we’ll get something worthy of the franchise out of it.

Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron and directed by original Mad Max writer/director George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road is set to release sometime next year (barring the return of reality to its normal state).

 

Thanks to Latino Review for the heads-up on the new pics.

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is Shooting; Here’s a Steampunk Gas Truck

- 07-06-12Film Posted by NickBungay

It’s had a history of off-and-on progress almost as long as the rewriting for Ghostbusters 3, but thankfully the Mad Max franchise has never had to deal with Bill Murray. Finally, after 27 years of hold ups, as well as various writer and cast changes, George Miller has delivered us to the “Tomorrow-morrow Land” we’ve all been waiting for.

Get those shotgun shells saved up everyone, Mad Max: Fury Road has finally started shooting!

First shots from the set have been leaked for this new film.  Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy is taking over the role synonymous with Mel Gibson. Co-starring alongside Hardy will be fellow Prometheus star Charlize Theron.  This prequel to the Mad Max franchise will reportedly have Max protecting a group of women known as the “Five Wives” when a group of wasteland baddies tries to take down their caravan.

Check out the images below.

These images not only give us a little insight to the scale of the vehicles being used, like that tough-looking, black, gas-truck rig, but also some close-ups of several actresses in the cab of a vehicle. Could these ladies be the fabled “Five Wives?”  Special thanks to Newscom for the close up shots, but other than that we have little to go on. We can’t wait to see what Tom is going to look like dressed as the former Main Force Patrol officer.

Here’s a theory though – even if this is called a “prequel” in the eyes of producers and the studio, could this film be an event that bridges the gap between Mad Max and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior or the first in a possible prequel trilogy? Maybe, but as we said only a theory. What about you guys, any ideas as to just where this will take place?

Source: Blastr

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Prometheus’ May Not Be the Film You Expected, But It Deserves Your Respect

- 06-08-12Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Matthew Jackson

It’s been argued that you can piece together the entire plot of Prometheus simply by watching the trailers. That’s only half true. On the one hand it’s most certainly a kind of love letter to Alien, another story of a group of people who go searching in space and find something terrifying. But on the other it’s a surprisingly complex sci-fi drama teeming with ambition and big ideas that, while sometimes a little overstuffed, packs plenty of rewards if you’re willing to follow where it leads.

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Nerd Bastards Reviews ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’

- 06-02-12Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

When Charlize Theron’s Queen Ravenna first unveils her gold, gong-like mirror and voices her famous couplet, the James Newton Howard score dramatically swells and a humanoid figure oozes out of the mirror to milk the scene for all it’s worth, as if director Rupert Sanders is telling the audience: “This ain’t no magic mirror you’ve seen before!” And alright, in my vast magic mirror experience, I’ll admit it’s not like anything I’ve seen. Sanders should be proud. But what does the film end up doing with this new humanoid mirror? Where does it go in the story?

Nowhere, really. It’s just forgotten about– though the morphing obsession pervades the entire film, whether it be the queen suddenly bursting into a flock of birds, branches shifting into hissing snakes or dark glass shards forming soldiers. Besides the obvious visual splendor of these magical instances, they also bolster the subtle suggestion that the mirror starts: keeping us on our toes as viewers, expecting things to change in this “dark retelling we’ve never seen before.” So naturally, it’s a bit disappointing when Snow White and the Huntsman ends up this overlong and sterile.

A sizable part of the blames lies in the script, which throws in promises of the dark, the gritty and the feminist and then hastily backs away, afraid to actually venture there. The story begins familiarly enough with the beautiful princess, Snow White (Kristen Stewart) left in the care of her vain and wicked stepmother, Queen Ravenna, after the death of the king. Only in this version, Ravenna is the one who murdered him to take over the kingdom. She’s not like the petty, beauty-obsessed evil stepmothers in other interpretations– beauty here is more important as a means to keeping her power and taking revenge against the kings and young girls from her tormented past. Between her low-born childhood and apparent victimization, the film hints at a more complicated conflict rather than the typical fairy tale battle of good vs. evil. But in very much the same manner that Thor treated Loki, Snow White and the Huntsman quickly boxes Ravenna into the evil category for the sake of running time and simplicity.

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