George Miller prepping a 4th Mad Max…finally

Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2 a.k.a. The Road Warrior
Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2 a.k.a. The Road Warrior

I’ve been waiting for this moment for many years. I’ll never forget how I first watched Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior). I had never seen nor heard of the original cult classic Mad Max, and my best friend at the time Michael Davalos’ eccentric family, took us to a now-demolished grindhouse theatre to watch what they called a “cult import”. Already a film lover, I thought…cool. It’s been a love affair with the character and the entire concept ever since. A regular man who’s lost everything he cares for in a world gone mad. But he still holds on to values, morals and inner-spirit.

Now, after not hearing from the Mad Max franchise since the 1985 sequel Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, producer/director George Miller is apparently game for the storied fourth film in the franchise, according to Australia’s Herald Sun, by way of AICN.

According to reports, there’s no word yet on whether this will be the very-long-in-development Fury Road, but the film may gear up for production as early as later this year.

All sources also indicate that Miller is considering a new, younger star, saying that Mel Gibson, aside from being too old for the part, is most passionate about directing at this point in his career.

I’ll be watching developments on this very closely.

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