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Mad Max: Fury Road Requires Additional Shooting and Odd, Idiosyncratic Faces

After the news that the long time coming apocalypitic reboot Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy would get the post-production 3D conversion treatment given the crews concerns that their equipment would struggle to survive the harsh desert conditions involved it has now been reported that an additional three weeks of shooting will begin on location in Sydney this November 22nd with “at least some members of the ensemble cast” onboard. Further to this, casting calls also confirm that the production are looking for “odd, idiosyncratic faces” and “slim builds” to match supporting roles, including an Aboriginal elder.

George Miller’s film was first planned to shoot back in 2010 with various problems pushing plans all the way back to 2012, with the six month shoot commencing last July in Africa with Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Charlize Theron, Mel Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and Nathan Jones.

Today’s news has us only hoping that Miller hasn’t found himself coming up against various editing bumps in the road requiring some serious narrative restructuring. Having said that, reshoots aren’t always a cause for alarm. Should all go to plan we will be put out of our misery when the film is released (tentatively) some time next year through Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. Here’s to hoping the 26 year wait since Mad Max Beyond The Thunderdome is worth it…


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