The first bit of casting news for the next installment of the “Mad Max” franchise has been revealed. The fourth installment in George Miller‘s franchise, “Fury Road,” will feature Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. The film is set to go into production in Sydney and outback New South Wales in 2010.
“Fury Road” reportedly has a $100 million budget.
It has been 30 years since the post-apocalyptic thriller “Mad Max” was released, propelling Mel Gibson to stardom.
“The ‘Mad Max’ films are iconic,” Rees said. “In the hands of director George Miller, we will see one of the largest and most ambitious live-action films ever made in Australia. This is a clear vote of confidence in Australian expertise. This proves that Sydney is an international contender for major film production.”
George Miller recently appeared on ABC News in Australia, showing off the cars he is building for Mad Max 4 and discussing his plans for the movie. Check the video out below.