In interviews, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller talked about wanting to show his movie in black-and-white. In a conversation with director Edgar Wright, he explained that “the default position for everyone is to de-saturate post-apocalyptic movies. There’s only two ways to go, make them black and white — the best version of this movie is black and white, but people reserve that for art movies now.” There were rumblings of a theatrical release of a black-and-white Fury Road, but that never came to pass. But the monochromatic print (heavy on the chrome, in this case) of the movie is coming to Blu-ray, and you’ll be able to get it before the end of the year.
Mad Max: Fury Road came out all the way back in May, and even though vocal enthusiasm from the action opus’ passionate fanbase hasn’t faded in the months since, it still feels like it’s been a while. The Fury Road superfans may be starting to despair at the thought of a lifetime spent without the precious privilege of their favorite movie on the big screen, in the theater, as it was meant to be seen. But in an interview with Screen Daily, Mad Max mastermind George Miller hinted that the faithful might not have seen the last of Max Rockatansky at their neighborhood cineplexes.
The long and winding Fury Road, that leads to ... several more sequels.
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Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter are hitting Comic-Con 2015 this week, with O’Brien broadcasting his nightly talk show live from San Diego and moderating the panel for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. But first the duo have to get to San Diego, and they’re going there in style — Mad Max: Fury Road style.
Much has been made about Mad Max: Fury Road and the film’s reliance on practical effects. Director George Miller has even said that 90% of the film is practical effects, an almost remarkable achievement for a big-budget summer action movie. But, just because the movie is mostly practical effects, there were still over 2000 visual effects shots used to accentuate what was done on set.
It's easy to draw up comparisons to Fury Road, but this guzzoline-fueled trailer for Mad Max's upcoming game is a completely different trip through the wasteland.
You can tell when a film has really struck a cultural nerve when the fan art and video mash-ups start arriving. Mad Max: Fury Road did decent business at the box office, but it’s making its real impact among the fervent fans it has inspired. Seriously, has there been an artist who has watched the film not immediately sketched Furiosa? Anyway, the latest crazy example of “excited fan with waaay too much time on his/her hands” is this video, which tweaks Fury Road so it’s actually a Mario Kart movie. Really.
Mad Max: Fury Road takes place in a world so full of detail and imagination that it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that director George Miller has a backstory for just about everything on screen. In the finished film, everything feels like it has a history. Every corner of every frame is alive.
Rather than confine this information to his imagination, Miller has put it in a comic book.
Mad Max: Fury Road didn’t have a pitch perfect weekend at the box office (because Pitch Perfect 2 scored a massive debut and earned about $25 million more dollars than it did), but its $44.4 million opening already makes it the highest grossing Mad Max movie of all time in the U.S., and its $100 million worldwide and counting is nothing to sneeze at. Director George Miller has already made it clear that Fury Road is designed to kick off a whole new run of Mad Max films with new series star Tom Hardy, and if the next sequel does happen, he’s even got a title picked out and everything. Miller told Jeff Goldsmith on The Q&A Podcast that the fifth Mad Max film would be called Mad Max: The Wasteland.