IfMad Max: Fury Roadmade us want anything, it was more Mad Max. Fortunately, we’re in luck: director George Miller just confirmed to Top Gear that two more Mad Max films are on the way (and we won’t even have to wait another 20 years to get ‘em).
“This film [Fury Road] was green lit three times and fell over three times over a decade,” Miller told Top Gear. “We went to shoot with Mel Gibson back in 2001, but then 9/11 happened, and the American dollar collapsed against the Australian dollar close to 30 percent, so we lost that amount of budget overnight.”
The roadblocks didn’t end there. “We were then rained out of Australia,” Miller said. “The desert rained for the first time in 15 years, and we ended up in South West Africa, Namibia. But in this process, we had dug down deep into the backstory, not only of the characters, but of every vehicle. How the steering wheels became religious artifacts and things like that. So we ended up with two scripts, without really trying,” he added.
“We’re talking to the studio [Warner Bros] about it as we speak, but which one of the two stories will happen next, I’m not so sure.”
So there you have it: all the time we waited for Fury Road was well worth it, because it produced even more insane car chases for us to enjoy.
Seeing as how 1979’s Mad Max was fairly sparse and the sequels kept increasing in intensity until the absolutely brain-melting Fury Road turned it up to 11, we can’t wait to see what Miller’s going to cook up next.