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Old 29-08-2012, 19:35
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Kind of surprised to see no thread or discussion of this, amidst all of the other remake discussions...



Whereas the typical knee-jerk reaction from some may be 'Not again!' etc...this does have possibilities...



Namely Tom Hardy as Max (Don't start in the the 'only Mel can be Mad Max etc stuff...he's clearly too old and does not have the 'edge' to play that character any more). I think he has the right level of intesity to play Max, plus he can be quite menacing and imposing when he wants to be.



Then there are the leaked photo's of the sets, vehicles etc...looking very authentic, very much in the style of the second and third movies...



http://collider.com/mad-max-4-fury-road-images/190109/



The first stirrings of the plot...



http://uk.ign.com/videos/2012/08/15/...t-cast-details



Hard not to love the idea of Charlise Theron playing a character called Imperator Furiosa!



On the downside...it's being filmed in South Africa, and there is a strong suggestion that the setting will not be Australian (despite a lot of Australian actors in the cast...including Hugh Keays-Byrne, the Toecutter from the first movie). Kind of a shame...the originals were Australian movies through and through, which was part of their charm and appeal (though yes, by the time of the third one the money was coming from the US and it had Tina Turner in a major role, and no doubt was financed in the US anyway).



And George Miller...bless him, he did give us the originals, but since then has been making stuff like Babe and the Happy Feet movies. Kind of hope he has not lost his mojo...



So there is a lot of potential...guess we will have to wait and see...
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Old 30-08-2012, 10:35
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Big fan of Tom Hardy so really looking forwards to this.
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Old 30-08-2012, 11:41
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Can't wait - should be class.
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Old 03-09-2012, 00:07
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Kind of surprised to see no thread or discussion of this, amidst all of the other remake discussions...



Whereas the typical knee-jerk reaction from some may be 'Not again!' etc...this does have possibilities...



Namely Tom Hardy as Max (Don't start in the the 'only Mel can be Mad Max etc stuff...he's clearly too old and does not have the 'edge' to play that character any more). I think he has the right level of intesity to play Max, plus he can be quite menacing and imposing when he wants to be.



Then there are the leaked photo's of the sets, vehicles etc...looking very authentic, very much in the style of the second and third movies...



http://collider.com/mad-max-4-fury-road-images/190109/



The first stirrings of the plot...



http://uk.ign.com/videos/2012/08/15/...t-cast-details



Hard not to love the idea of Charlise Theron playing a character called Imperator Furiosa!



On the downside...it's being filmed in South Africa, and there is a strong suggestion that the setting will not be Australian (despite a lot of Australian actors in the cast...including Hugh Keays-Byrne, the Toecutter from the first movie). Kind of a shame...the originals were Australian movies through and through, which was part of their charm and appeal (though yes, by the time of the third one the money was coming from the US and it had Tina Turner in a major role, and no doubt was financed in the US anyway).



And George Miller...bless him, he did give us the originals, but since then has been making stuff like Babe and the Happy Feet movies. Kind of hope he has not lost his mojo...



So there is a lot of potential...guess we will have to wait and see...
I'm sure I remember Babe 2: Pig|In The City had our pink piggy friend trussed up in a black leather s/m combo something that would'nt have looked out of place in the original MM trilogy ... So, dont write George Miller off just yet....
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:16
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Very interesting pics,the helmet looks like some alien humongous thing lol was gibson ever approached about reprising the role?im sure tom hardy will do a good job,he's never let us down yet.
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Old 26-08-2013, 13:05
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A compilation of some new images from the filming of the movie, some great shots of the vehicles.

Definitely has a Mad Max 2 feel about it, kind of surprised we have not seen a trailer yet, even a teaser.

Anyway...enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-OV8L4_NvA
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Old 26-08-2013, 13:38
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Sorry I'm still a Mel fan and as far as I'm concerned he is Mad Max.I think it's a big mistake.
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Old 26-08-2013, 14:08
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Sorry I'm still a Mel fan and as far as I'm concerned he is Mad Max.I think it's a big mistake.

I'm also a huge fan of the originals...but Mel Gibson WAS Mad Max, not is.

He's obviously too old to play the character now, so if you are making a new film you obviously have to go with someone different...and Hardy is a very good choice.

It's not about changing or trying to better the originals...they will always be there and will never change

But I think enough time has passed for a new version to be made, and from what I have seen so far they have got the design and look of the film right.
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Old 26-08-2013, 14:57
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I loved the old Mad Max movies. Actually exciting to see a new take on a great character.
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Old 26-08-2013, 15:15
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Would have been good if they could have found a role for Bruce Spence, even if it was only a cameo.
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Old 26-08-2013, 15:24
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I'm also a huge fan of the originals...but Mel Gibson WAS Mad Max, not is.

He's obviously too old to play the character now, so if you are making a new film you obviously have to go with someone different...and Hardy is a very good choice.

It's not about changing or trying to better the originals...they will always be there and will never change

But I think enough time has passed for a new version to be made, and from what I have seen so far they have got the design and look of the film right.
Agree to disagree.Gibson's not too old he just wasn't interested anymore.But the casting is the least of the film's problems.They might have got the look and design right but it will be a dumbed down affair targeted at the 12 certificate audience with CGI replacing a lot of the raw stunt work of the first two films and it will just be in the Road Warrior's shadow anyway with the tanker and the villians.I don't see any point in re-making anything that doesn't bring anything new to the table.The only thing new is Hardy and he's no Gibson.
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Old 26-08-2013, 15:57
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Agree to disagree.Gibson's not too old he just wasn't interested anymore.But the casting is the least of the film's problems.They might have got the look and design right but it will be a dumbed down affair targeted at the 12 certificate audience with CGI replacing a lot of the raw stunt work of the first two films and it will just be in the Road Warrior's shadow anyway with the tanker and the villians.I don't see any point in re-making anything that doesn't bring anything new to the table.The only thing new is Hardy and he's no Gibson.


Re Gibson, I disagree that the reason he was not involved was because he was not interested, he is simply not bankable any more, and frankly to attempt a reboot with an ageing actor makes no sense.

All of the recent successful reboots of older movies have new actors in the main roles.

I do share some of your fears that there could be issues with the movie, and so far we know nothing much about the plot, characters, story etc so it's very much early days yet.

But yet I think the film has promise and potential, and still think enough time has passed for a new version of the film to be given a chance.
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Old 26-08-2013, 16:36
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Re Gibson, I disagree that the reason he was not involved was because he was not interested, he is simply not bankable any more, and frankly to attempt a reboot with an ageing actor makes no sense.

All of the recent successful reboots of older movies have new actors in the main roles.

I do share some of your fears that there could be issues with the movie, and so far we know nothing much about the plot, characters, story etc so it's very much early days yet.

But yet I think the film has promise and potential, and still think enough time has passed for a new version of the film to be given a chance.
No you're right Mel's not bankable anymore.But I meant Mel refused it when he was still a huge draw.This project has been on/off for years and when George Miller approached him around 2004,Mel said then that he had no interest in returning to the role.
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Old 26-08-2013, 16:40
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I thought this film was dead so suprised to see new stuff coming out about it.Does anyone know when they are planning to release it?

Maybe I thought it was dead as they seem to be have been filming it for years and that doesn't look good!
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Old 26-08-2013, 16:57
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I thought this film was dead so suprised to see new stuff coming out about it.Does anyone know when they are planning to release it?

Maybe I thought it was dead as they seem to be have been filming it for years and that doesn't look good!
It was first announced back in2003, but for political reasons they could not shoot in Namibia back then...they also planned to shoot in New South Wales but heavy rains messed up the normally arid landscape, so they went back to Namibia and shooting proper started last year.

I believe it's due for release next year..which makes sense because they will not get a slot for a major release date this year as they are still finishing off the movie.

So it's not like it's a 'troubled production', no stories of issues or problems with the filming so far.
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Old 26-08-2013, 16:58
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I thought this film was dead so suprised to see new stuff coming out about it.Does anyone know when they are planning to release it?

Maybe I thought it was dead as they seem to be have been filming it for years and that doesn't look good!
According to IMDB,it's released next year.
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Old 04-09-2013, 00:28
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Yeah but no offical release date yet so we will see if it is actually released next year!

Appartently they are doing additional filming on Mad Max Fury Road on the 22nd November for three weeks!
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