Who says bigger is always better?entertainment news, big & small
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.20.12 by BrentJS
Hollywood is currently so hooked on dystopias it's turning the multiplex into one. Whether it's solar flare bombardment (2012), an "unnamed cataclysm" (The Road), nuclear armageddon (The Book of Eli), or a pissed-off God (Legion), the world's coming to an end and the survivors are totally screwed.
This got us thinking: Which future movie worlds are the biggest bummers? Here's our Top 12. New Hampshire, these are not. Posted 01.22.10 by reelz
Bedtime Stories and The Sorcerer's Apprentice actress Teresa Palmer may be heading back to her native Australia to work on the fourth Mad Max movie, Mad Max: Fury Road. Her involvement in the project was revealed by her Apprentice co-star Jay Baruchel in a recent interview.
She gets to work with [director George Miller], and she's (going to be) doing Mad Max 4 with Miller. She's the main chick in Fury Road. She's going to be there for over a year. It's really, really cool.
What "main chick" Palmer is playing is unknown, considering Charlize Theron is reportedly playing the lead role. Palmer may be cast as the lead villain, considering Miller had cast her as villain Talia Al Ghul in his ill-fated Justice League: Mortal adaptation.
Miller is planning to shoot Fury Road in Australia and according to several reports, will be a different movie from the previous three. French site Tout Le Cine reports that Fury Road will blend live action and animation. This agrees with an interview Miller had with MTV last year, when he described the movie as "anime". Several reports also claim the movie will be in 3-D, which is no surprise, considering every single movie ever made will likely be in 3-D after the enormous success of Avatar. Posted 01.16.10 by Ryan
Variety writes that Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy have been confirmed for Mad Max 4 (also titled Fury Road). Writer/director George Miller helmed the first three installments between 1979 and 1985 and has already finished a script for the fourth, which will begin filming next August in Australia.
The first Mad Max helped launch the career of Mel Gibson, who went on to star in the two sequels (and of course a slew of other blockbusters). Its story involves a cop living in post-apocalyptic Australia who takes the law into his own hands after his family and friends are killed. The sequels, however, have little to do with the first movie, and the series' continuity is more or less non-existent. Posted 10.30.09 by reelz
Australia scores a big movie production just days after Green Lantern packed up its gear and headed to New Orleans.
The Daily Telegraph reports that production will begin in Sydney and New South Wales on Mad Max: Fury Road, with director George Miller at the helm. Miller directed three previous installments — Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
The production is a huge boost for Australia's movie industry with Premier Nathan Rees proclaiming that Mad Max 4 shooting in Australia "is a clear vote of confidence in Australian expertise" and "proves that Sydney is an international contender for major film production." All three of the Mad Max movies have been produced in Australia.
No actor has been named for the iconic role of Max, made famous by Mel Gibson, who will not return. Rumors persist that Sam Worthington will play the role, though E!Online UK reports that Bronson's Tom Hardy is in talks for role, with Miller wanting Charlize Theron for the female lead. Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner has screen tested for role, saying he's "fighting" for the part.
Work has already begun on Fury Road, as Miller showcased some of the cars he's been putting together on ABC News in Australia. Posted 10.25.09 by Ryan