While shooting for the off again on again production set of Mad Max: Fury Road wrapped up several weeks ago, there hasn’t been many looks at the production online, just some vehicles caught being moved between locations. Now we’ve got the image below circulating around the Internet, many calling it the first “Official” still of Tom Hardy as Mad Max.
Ain’t It Cool posted the picture and said:
Hey folks, Harry here… a follower on Twitter sent over this pic purporting that it is a shot of Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky in FURY ROAD.
Let’s take a look then sit down and talk about it.
What do you think? Here’s my issues with this whole thing. So someone gets this picture of Tom Hardy, a grainy low res photo of his character, he takes the time to scrawl his signature and give it to a fan. The photo is released by someone with no connections to the movie. No release on his fan page, the quality of the photo is crap.
I’m gonna call bullshit on this one folks. There’s just to many problems for this to be real. If there was no signature I might bite, but that piece of the puzzle just seems overboard. If you are there with Tom and have that photo for him to sign, where’s the photo you get taken with him after he signs?
Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Nathan Jones.
Recently, while doing press for Prometheus in London, actress Charlize Theron talked about trading up from one rarefied sci-fi franchised managed by a legendary director for another. Yes friends, it seems that Theron is next doing the long in the works Mad Max: Fury Road (if that’s what it’s still called) with director George Miller and star Tom Hardy.
Surprisingly, Theron talked about a number of details of the forthcoming production. Here are some of the pertinent details:
So when does filming begin? Exactly.
I leave in like two and a half weeks and we start shooting I think around mid-July in Namibia. I’m fucking dying, too, it’s been three years. It’s time to skin this cat already, so yeah, I’m very excited about it.
Considering how long this has been in production, are we still talking about the same script everybody knows and loves?
Yes, exactly the same script. I know. It was more logistics. It was the fact that he had to finish “Happy Feet.” Then there was terrible floods in Australia, and the desert just never recovered from it. That sounds horrible. It did recover in a beautiful way, but not in a way that we needed it to, so that was a huge problem for us.
What is Charlize looking forward to about this film?
I think that just like this that’s an interesting world. I feel that I have a real interest in this world, and I think people will have an interest in this world because “Alien” kinda set that up for us. I feel like the original “Mad Max” created such a vivid world, that to go back and re-imagine it and kind of replay in that sandbox sounds like fun to me. George really created a female character that I’ve never read anything like this. I mean, I’m scared shitless, yeah.
Does that including something the actress has never done before?
No, it’s a really challenging piece of material. I think for me originally when they were like, “Oh, ‘Mad Max.’” I was like, “Uh, I’m not going to play the fucking girl for ‘Mad Max.’” Then I read it and I was like, “Oh, ‘Mad Max.’ I feel sorry for you.” (Laughs) That rarely happens. It’s just really, it’s two great characters. It’s not the original “Mad Max.” It’s the revamped “Mad Max.” It’s Tom Hardy, who’s incredible. So, the whole thing is just exciting, very, very exciting.
Now for a really important question, is Miller going for PG-13, or the hard R?
I can’t say. I mean, ultimately it’s going to be up to George Miller, but it feels like…
Oh, and will there be violence?
Yeah, yeah, there’s some bad-ass violence in it. I mean, if we do what the script is, I don’t know how you can do, but then I feel like PG-13 is pushing a little bit, too, which is good. It feels like—I don’t know. I remember being like, young watching “Alien” and loving it.
Sounds good. I never thought I’d live to see the day we’d get a Ridley Scott directed Alien prequel, a Blade Runner sequel, and another Mad Max installment all in one go, but here we are…
More Mad Max news will be posted when we hear it.
Mad Max 4: Fury Road has been in virtual-production almost since the time of the dinosaurs. Director George Miller has personally been pursuing the project for 10 years and the franchise itself has been dead for more than 25. Finally, there has been some progress in the matter, with the first of what is supposed to be a trilogy planned to begin shooting soon.
Many people may be saying to themselves “Yeah, I’ve heard this before” and, truth be told, they’ve been starting and stopping on this thing for a few years now. But a recent announcement concerning the addition of Australian super-model Abbey Lee Kershaw to the cast might be a good omen.
According to sources, Kershaw is to take on a role previously filled by Teresa Palmer, who dropped out due to the constant delays. Her character in the film is apparently a sexy lady in a cage (a welcome addition to any film) who is part of a caravan of sexy lady wives who get chased around by the bad guys. If the film actually begins shooting, this will be Kershaw’s first big-screen appearance.
Other casting choices already in place consist of Tom Hardy replacing Mel Gibson as Max (thank God) and Charlize Theron playing the role of a bad-ass one-armed warrior woman.
Shooting is set to begin inNamibiathis summer (knock on wood).
Thanks to them what be over at blastr for helping us spread the news.