Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth Max Max installment, began filming in July 2012 and will star Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight) as Max Rockatansky. It is being produced by Kennedy Miller Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The story will follow Max and a group of survivors fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by Imperator Furiosa, who will be portrayed by Charlize Theron (Prometheus). The film will be an account of the ensuing road war.
Ever since the end of Beyond Thunderdome’s theatrical run in 1985, fans of the popular Mad Max films have been eagerly awaiting another sequel. Hollywood was poised to give them one, but as we all know, things in the movie business don’t always go according to plan. After dealing with numerous production delays, financial troubles and post-9/11 travel and shipping restrictions, the project entered “development hell,” from which many suspected it would never escape. However, the passionate director of the original three films, George Miller, remained determined to carry the torch for Mad Max 4. Miller’s fire has kept the light from burning out, but there have undoubtedly been moments where it was dimming. After seeing Mel Gibson drop out, and after enduring nearly another decade of production turmoil under Miller’s watch, the fourth installment in the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, finally started shooting in Namibia in July, with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) playing the titular character that Gibson made famous (and vice versa). With Miller finally getting to capture his vision – and with a $100 million to $125 million budget at his disposal, things finally seemed to be going smoothly.
Photos from the set of Mad Max: Fury Road