Australian director George Miller is well-known for helming the Mad Max franchise as well as the 2006 Academy Award-winning animated feature Happy Feet.
Set to direct the fourth installment in the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, bad weather delayed the production, giving Miller time to work on another sequel, Happy Feet Two.
Warner Bros. has released the teaser trailer for Happy Feet 2, which features more dancing penguins, this time rapping and singing as well. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.30.11 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.
who is Kravitz playing? >> Posted 05.05.11 by Ryan
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.
When Zoë Kravitz (No Reservations) was initially cast as Angel in director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class there was a little confusion as to what character Kravitz was playing.
There was the original Angel, a member of the first X-Men team and the one included in the X-Men: First Class comic book written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Roger Cruz. But the character Angel Salvadore, also often called Angel but also by the name Tempest, was the "Angel" Kravitz is playing, which also confusingly has wings.
In an interview with The Independent, Kravitz talked about her experience making First Class and the difficulty of playing a character with wings. "Excited" for Mad Max 4 >> Posted 03.13.11 by Ryan
George Miller would have already been shooting the fourth Mad Max movie, a Tom Hardy "relaunch and revisit" of the character "Mad" Max Rockatansky titled Mad Max: Fury Road. Like the other Mad Max movies, Miller planned to shoot in his native Australia, but heavy rains in the Broken Hill region of New South Wales, Australia, caused the sequel to suffer a delay. "Unfortunately for Mad Max, what was wasteland is now this wonderful flower garden," Miller explained last October.
In a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, Miller said that he "will restart pre-production later this year and begin [shooting] early next year — weather permitting." Mad Max 4 is "locked in" >> Posted 03.05.11 by Ryan
British actor Nicholas Hoult wasn't the first actor cast as Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy, aka The Beast, in director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class. But after Benjamin Walker was cast and then dropped out, Hoult won the role first played by Kelsey Grammer in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. In a recent conversation with Bleeding Cool, Hoult described how watching Grammer's performance was part of his First Class preparation.
How did Frasier help? >> Posted 02.25.11 by Ryan
Yeah, [I read] comics, I watched Frasier, I watched the X-Men films. And then training was physically, athletics. I gained a little bit of weight and still managed to fit into my muscle suit. [laughs] We lifted weights, did some boxing. It was also in part so that we stayed energized. That worked out pretty well.
After appearing in director Christopher Nolan's successful thriller Inception, Deadline reports that British actor Tom Hardy will reunite with Nolan on Batman 3 (working title) in an unspecified role. It could be a safe bet that Hardy will play a villain, since Morgan Freeman has hinted that Batman 3 will feature more than one big bad. The highly anticipated sequel is set to start production in April 2011.
Batman 3 will keep Hardy busy while he waits out yet another delay of the "relaunch and revisit" of the iconic character of "Mad" Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road. Last week, The Australian reported that the movie "has been delayed for a second time and will not begin filming until 2012." what delayed mad max: fury road? >> Posted 10.13.10 by Ryan
Part One of "What Could Have been" explored the ideas in X-Men 3, before Bryan Singer left to direct Superman Returns, while Part Two examined the unproduced script for a potential Christopher Reeve-starring Superman 5.
In part three, we look at George Miller's canceled adaptation of Justice League. The movie was set to start in 2007 with a cast filled with mostly unknowns: D.J. Cotrona as Superman and Armie Hammer as Batman were offset by The O.C.'s Adam Brody as The Flash and rapper/actor Common as the Green Lantern. Brody revealed in July of 2009 that the cast was assembled in Australia for rehearsals, but "sets hadn't been built yet". In an interview with Collider, Hammer (The Social Network) talked about the production. find out what went wrong >> Posted 10.01.10 by Ryan
British actor Tom Hardy spoke last year about the "staggering" year he's had after shooting Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated thriller Inception and being cast in George Miller's upcoming "relaunch and revisit" of the infamous character of "Mad" Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road. With production yet to begin on Fury Road, Hardy has been doing the press rounds for Inception, explaining to ComingSoon that Nolan's mysterious movie isn't as complicated as many think. more on what Hardy had to say >> Posted 07.08.10 by Ryan
Director George Miller is heading back to Australia to shoot his fourth Mad Max movie, titled Mad Max: Fury Road, but could a fifth movie already be in the works? TwitchFilm reports that Miller is planning to shoot two Mad Max movies back-to-back.
Shooting schedule aludes to 2-picture shoot >> Posted 07.03.10 by Ryan
Twitch has just learned that George Miller is working on not one but TWO new Mad Max films, slated to be shot back to back. The title already known to the public is Mad Max: Fury Road and word is that Fury Road will be followed immediately by Mad Max: Furiosa. The two films will reportedly be shot back to back for rapid release.
With Bryan Singer's adaptation of X-Men: First Class to focus on the mutant superheroes in their youth, Patrick Stewart, who played Professor Charles Xavier in all three previous X-Men movies, doesn't think he'll be used in the prequel.
Speaking at a Star Trek Convention in Australia, Stewart called X-Men "the best job in the world" and "one of the best and most fun experiences" he's ever had, but joked that Singer will likely hire 8-year-olds for the movie. Stewart added that he doesn't think he or Ian McKellen will be involved, even though "working with Ian again would be wonderful." McKellen has similarly claimed that he was too old to return for a X-Men movie as well.
With First Class out, Stewart may instead end up in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road instead. AICN reader "TrekGirl" wrote in to the website to describe an encounter she had with Stewart in Sydney around the time of the convention.
We met the one AND ONLY Patrick Stewart in Sydney today I'm still giddy... Anyway, he was so kind and so giving, and he made a point to say hello to most people in and out of the rooms... he signed my XMen DVD and I got to ask him whether he'd like to make a movie in Australia and he said he may be back here soon to film a movie with George Miller. I — embarrassingly — blurted "Happy Feet 2! great!" and he said "No, another one". Only other one I can see that Miller is doing is the new Mad Max movie.
Stewart's representatives have since denied his involvement in Fury Road to MTV, so likely Stewart is either working on another movie with Miller, or is secretly in Fury Road. Posted 02.04.10 by Ryan