We’ve been following the development of the new film in the Mad Max franchise here at accessreel for quite some time now, the news broke previously that the film was titled ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and that actor Tom Hardy (who will soon be seen portraying the villain ‘Bane’ in the new Batman film) had been cast in the lead role.
News on ‘Fury Road’ has been sporadic at best, and at the recent Cannes film festival, Tom Hardy wasn’t able to offer anything firm about the status of the project. Speaking at the festival the actor has been reported as commenting;
Who knows when it’ll come out? I’ve been on stand-by for two years… but it’s all part of it. It’s kind of the cool thing to do, to be elusive with dates and all that.
The actor appeared to be quite light hearted when discussing the film, and by all accounts George Miller is still attached to direct. Miller announced in 2003 that a script had been completed for a fourth Mad Max film, however there was no obvious progress on the project which Miller restated his commitment to it in both 2006 and 2007.
With almost ten years passed since the script was announced complete, it appears very little has happened with the film, we’ll have to wait and see if things gain traction in the near future, we can only hope!