George Miller Says He's Done With Mad Max Films
While Mad Max: Fury Road brought the post-apocalyptic film franchise roaring back to life in 2015, [...]
While Mad Max: Fury Road brought the post-apocalyptic film franchise roaring back to life in 2015, director George Miller may not be revisiting his creation anytime soon. Or ever.
Following the Golden Globes, Miller told Page Six that he was done with Mad Max movies because they simply take too long to make.
"I won't make more Mad Max movies," he said. "Fury Road with Charlize Theron, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Riley Keough was forever getting completed. If you finish one in a year, it's considered a leap of faith. Start, stop, start again.
"I've shot in Australia in a field of wild flowers and flat red earth when it rained heavily forever. We had to wait 18 months and every return to the US was 27 hours. Those 'Mad Maxes' take forever. I won't do those anymore."
Miller's latest statement conflicts with some of his previous ones, where he confirmed that at least two more Mad Max movies are in the works with Tom Hardy, and perhaps a spinoff for Charlize Theron's Furiosa, though he did say he'd like to do something smaller first. On the other hand, he's also said that he wouldn't be against someone else directing a Mad Max movie, so maybe he's planning to hand the reins over for the next installment of the franchise.