Zoe Kravitz Updates Mad Max 4, Says Production Will Begin in January
05.05.11 by Ryan
Director George Miller's fourth installment in the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, has been delayed a few times already, which may be why actress Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) told MTV that she's hesitant to believe the sequel will finally head into production early next year, like Miller revealed in March.
I heard the other day that we should be good to go in mid-January, we're supposed to go to Australia to start. I guess there's a point where you say, "yeah, yeah, yeah." But I hope it gets made. They're saying it is. I've had this role now for over a year and they've done a great job at staying in contact and reassuring me that the film is going to happen. They've put together such a cool cast and I know they've started building a lot of the vehicles and cameras and they've really been in pre-production for such a long time, so I think it'll happen.
While Kravitz is hesitant to believe it will happen as planned, she is looking forward to working on the sequel, which also stars her First Class co-star, Nicholas Hoult.
I really hope it happens, because George is amazing and Tom Hardy is too. I love the film. And I think the best time to make it is probably right now. George wants to push the limits with the stunts, make it all really real. Because even by today's standards, a lot of the stunts from the original Mad Max are very impressive… so what we'll do now, that'll be pretty mind-blowing.
While Fury Road is reportedly set shortly after the events of Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome, with Kravitz playing a character called "Five Wives." The actress explained that the character isn't named "Five Wives" but rather is one of five, well, wives.
There's a group of five women being taken from one place to another place, and I'm one of those women. So they call us the five wives. There are five women who are five wives. No, I'm not playing all five wives.
Few other details about Fury Road exist. Charlize Theron is also reportedly set to play a one-armed woman, and Hardy has revealed that the shoot will take "nine months," though it has to start production first.