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Reshoots further delay release of Mad Max: Fury Road

Thursday, September 05, 2013 1:28 PM | Anonymous

George Miller is getting ready to carry out several reshoots of Mad Max: Fury road in the coming months. 

Though filming on the post-apocaliptic blockbuster wrapped last December, IF is reporting that the principal cast may be asked to make time for the reshoots, as well as casting calls have gone out to find extras for non-speaking roles, including an Aboriginal elder, a girl, youth and husband and wife.

The reshoots are expected to begin on November 22, and to take three weeks to complete. Though much of the film was shot in Namibia and South Africa, the reshoots will be carried out in Sydney, Australia.

The film has undergone some much publicized setbacks to date, including production delays, budget problems and of course the unseasonal rain that forced Miller to relocate the set from Broken Hill to Namibia and South Africa. 

Fury Road is the fourth installment in George Miller's Mad Max franchise and the first without Mel Gibson as the lead. 

The film stars Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky, Charliz Theron, British actor Nicholas Hoult, and breakout star and Aussie, Josh Helman. Mel Gibson is expected to make a highly anticipated cameo (he is listed in the credits as "Drifter").

Though much has been kept under wraps about the film, Miller did release this about the plot: 

“Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.”

It is still unclear when the film will hit theaters, with conflicting reports keeping the release date at 2014, while others push it back to 2015. Stay tuned!


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