Recently, director George Miller dispelled rumors that he was on deck to direct a “Man of Steel.” That wasn’t all he seemed to do, however. In the process, Miller seemed to imply the fact that “Mad Max” had exhausted him so much, that he was in no real rush to get to another visual effects film any time soon—even though he had two “Mad Max” scripts left to produce.
In the previous Digital Spy interview, he said the following:
"I hope the next film I make is a very small film without any special effects and not many stunts."
He did say that he had two “Mad Max” scripts, but beyond “discussions,” there didn’t seem to be much.
But Miller delved just a bit further into some specific details with Top Gear. While speaking with them, Miller went into detail about “Mad Max”s production, and how it resulted in two more sequel scripts.
“This film ['Fury Road'] was green lit three times and fell over three times over a decade. 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.”
“We were then rained out of Australia. 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. 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.”
As mentioned prior, however, before Miller does any other visual effects-heavy productions, he wants to something a little less taxing. In the previous interview with Digital Spy, the man didn’t seem like he was in much of a rush, but in this interview, he seems to at least have more a purpose.
“I want to do a small film without special effects before I do any of that, just to do it quickly. We shot ‘Fury Road’ for eight months… that’s a lot. Every day in the heat and the dust, doing these stunts, it’s very wearing. We’ve got two more planned, but at some point in the future.”
While this quote isn't a whole lot different from what he said before, here Miller seems to have much more conviction about making the next lower budget film quickly. With some luck, Miller will be underway with the next “Mad Max” movie within the next year or so. But as “Mad Max: Fury Road” showed, one can hardly predict the production of a film.
What do you think? Think we’ll be seeing a “Mad Max” sequel within the next few years? Let us know in the comments down below!
SOURCE: Top Gear