Mad Max: Fury Road is on
Back in March there was a story going round that Mad Max: Fury Road was going to start filming again, this was after the previous production was stopped despite it seeming as though it was well ahead and about to start filming itself.
I wasn't convinced it was really happening despite Charlize Theron talking so openly about it, however she's now been seen sporting a rather severe haircut and has revealed that it's for a certain film, making her previous comments much more concrete.
The film was pulled from production previously after issues with filming in Australia and it didn't really look like it was going to get started again, even though they were so far ahead with the production.
I should have believed it then but we hear so many comments from people about projects starting that really aren't I put it down to wishful thinking. Charlize Theron said through Press Association that the film was going to be happening and that:
"Tom Hardy will be playing Mad Max but this is not the Mad Max that we know from that [film]. Only Tom Hardy can do this Mad Max and my character is a brand new character as well."
She went onto say that this film wasn't really a sequel or a prequel but more a re-imagining, I would guess what we would commonly term a reboot but the industry steers clear of since it's often seen as a tainted word.
So that's what she said back then and now we're hearing that the production has moved to South Africa and is set to start filming very soon with Theron being touted round the newspapers with an incredibly short haircut in anticipation of the role in Mad Max: Fury Road. Along with those photos, which I don't particularly care to post since she's walking around with her child as well, she said this about the film and the role which comes through ShockTillYouDrop:
"It's been three years. It's time to skin this cat already... I feel like the original 'Mad Max' created such a vivid world, that to go back and re-imagine it and kind of replay in that sandbox sounds like fun to me. George really created a female character that I've never read anything like this. I mean, I'm scared sh--less."
Great news that the film is finally moving forward, or is it? I know the cast is an ideal one for the reboot but the question is well we take to a reboot of the franchise and the character?
Personally I could since its Tom Hardy in the leading role and it's not a direct sequel or prequel. If it's clever enough and new enough then we could end up with a strong return in the Mad Max series, and I do love the fact that they aren't going for a complete reboot either.