Action Thriller Mad Max: Fury Road Preview
Mad Max: Fury Road is a project that has been fifteen years in the making. It returns to the silver screen via Warner Bros/Time Warner. As some of you may know, writer/director George Miller has been trying to get Mad Max re-made since the early 2000′s, with various delays and setbacks undercutting the efforts. In the meantime, Mr. Miller directed two Happy Feet films (winning a Best Animated Feature Oscar for the first one in 2007) and very nearly getting a Justice League movie off the ground way back in 2007. But this current action masterpiece has been in development since 2009, with Tom Hardy replacing Mel Gibson and Charlize Theron signing on as the co-lead back in 2011. The film shot in mid-2012 with reshoots taking place in late 2013. The making of Mad Max: Fury Road could make up a great book or documentary, but finally the long-awaited fourth Mad Max movie has arrived. The question now is whether anyone beyond the hardcore fan base is interested.
It’s been thirty years since the last Mad Max movie. While the franchise has remained vaguely popular or at least somewhat remembered by re-runs airing on late-night movie channels, it’s not something that is obsessed about and/or passed down from generation to generation like the Die Hard films or the Indiana Jones saga. The marketing strategy, like the film itself, is relatively self-sustaining and doesn’t require knowledge of The Road Warrior or the other Mad Max movies. It remains to be seen whether or not the trailers and TV spots, which show off the film’s insane car stunt work and related eye candy, have sold the film to general moviegoers who just want to watch a spectacular looking R-rated action movie set in a post-apocalyptic desert starring Charlize Theron and that guy from The Dark Knight Rises movie. Only time will tell if the new edition does the old franchise justice. If so, then expect to see a few more Mad Max movies in the works.