Ever since the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, the best movie of 2015 (and hopeful Best Picture contender), director George Miller has made it sound like he would be involved with further sequels. Miller told BBC’s Top Gear that he had “two more planned,” and earlier hinted that “there’s more to come.”
Well, that may be true, but it won’t be with him.
Speaking at the Golden Globes, where he went home empty-handed, Miller informed the New York Post‘s Page Six, “I won’t make more Mad Max movies.”
“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 U.S. was 27 hours. Those Mad Maxes take forever. I won’t do those anymore.” (Via)
Today is not a lovely day.
Can you blame him, though? Pre-production for Fury Road began in 1997, but the film didn’t begin shooting until 2012, and it went way over budget. Plus, he had to deal with Tom Hardy, who later apologized, “because I got frustrated [during the movie’s shoot]. There was no way that George could have explained what he had conceived.” Yes, it was all worth it for the best action movie of the decade, but Miller’s an old dude. He deserves to take a few years off.
And then direct Babe: Pig in the Municipality.
(Via Page Six)