From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
With the calendar year winding down, some are already looking ahead to figure out what movies might be up for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. While most of the big awards-season movies don't hit theaters until November or December, some fans are hoping that this summer's blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road will get some Oscar love when the nominations are announced in January. The film was both a critical and commercial hit, earning an impressive 97% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while taking in $153.6 million domestic and $374.7 million worldwide, from a $150 million budget. As it turns out, Warner Bros. is giving Mad Max: Fury Road an awards campaign, with critic Mike McGranahan spotting the studio's "For Your Consideration" ad.
The ad reveals that the studio is pushing Mad Max: Fury Road to be considered for Best Picture (producers George Miller, Doug Mitchell and P.J. Voeten), Best Director (George Miller), Best Actor (Tom Hardy), Best Actress (Charlize Theron), Best Supporting Actor (Nicholas Hoult) and Best Original Score (Tom Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL). Warner Bros. is setting up "for your consideration" screenings in late October and early November in Los Angeles for Academy voters. We won't know how the Academy voters will respond to this action-thriller, so we'll have to wait and see.Read More
The director wouldn't shed any light about his next movie, but it seems that plans are certainly moving forward on sequels to Mad Max: Fury Road. You may recall that, way back in 2010, it was reported that Mad Max: Fury Road was going to be shot back-to-back with another movie, then entitled Mad Max: Furiosa. It is believed that the Mad Max: Furiosa story line was eventually merged into Mad Max: Fury Road, and while we certainly may see Furiosa again, it doesn't seem that she'll be an integral part of the story. What do you think about these new details?
Mad Max: The Wasteland comes to theaters in 2017.Read More
When Mad Max: Fury Road was first announced, the plan was for George Miller to direct two back-to-back sequels. But a lot of things changed throughout the prolonged production, which took a grueling 8 months. And the whole process left the filmmaker feeling exhausted. While some suspected the delays on Mad Max: Fury Road meant it was going to be a bomb, it actually turned out to be the critical darling of this past summer. And it was a hit with fans. Ever since its release, there has been talk of a sequel. George Miller has now confirmed with Top Gear that not one, but two more movies will move forward at some point. But it won't be soon. He wants to make another movie first.
George Miller actually has two completed scripts for a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel, though it's not known which one will move forward first. Details about the plot have been scarce because of this. And it's not clear which way Warner Bros. is leaning at the moment. No one is sure what will be the next Mad Max movie, though Mad Max: The Wasteland is what George Miller has been calling the fifth film in this long-running franchise.Read More
What would Captain Jack Sparrow have to say about this? According to a new study, illegal downloading of summer movies was at an all-time high over the course of the past four months. And at the top of every Pirate's most wanted list was one sequel that fits the flavor of the lifestyle. Yes, out of all the hit summer movies to hit theater screens this year, the 9th highest grossing film is actually number one on a completely different chart. And you have to wonder if this is why a film as acclaimed and beloved by fans is so low on the actual box office list.
Released May 15, Mad Max: Fury Road is the most pirated movie of summer 2015. According to new data, digital pirates were far more active on the streaming high seas than they were last year at this time. From June 21 until September 9, the five most pirated summer movies, led by Mad Max: Fury Road, were downloaded on worldwide torrent sites 85.34 million times. This latest info comes courtesy of the piracy-tracking firm Excipio.Read More
When Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters this May, many were disappointed that it wasn't available in the IMAX 3D format, since IMAX theaters were playing Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now that the summer movie season is over, fans will get to see this action-thriller in the beloved IMAX 3D format for the first time, during a limited one-week engagement starting Friday, September 11. From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.Read More