Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

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Re: Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

Postby TheWarriorMax » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:56 pm

scag66 wrote:If I was George Miller, the first item on my last will and testament would be "No one make Mad Max films but me".

Got me thinking, any precedents for that?

scag66 wrote:Not a lot of peoples cup of tea but I`d take Max leaving this world in one spectacular final act of redemption in the future third movie over a perpetual MM2 style closing shot every day of the week.

How about Godfather style, scenes from all the movies fade to tired old Max, he slumps over in the driver's seat and dies, his new dog sniffing around his now lifeless body. Hey even the "they keep pulling me back in!" thing works for Max :).
I don't really want that and I have no idea why but it just popped into my head.
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Re: Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

Postby NuffTorque » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:06 am

Killing off Max would be like killing off James Bond and then continuing making the movies... makes no sense
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Re: Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

Postby Uncle Entity » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:14 pm

Unfortunately, I'm doubtful they will not try making Mad Max movies without Miller within the next 30 years.

On the other hand, Miller owns the rights since 1995 or so, if memory serves me well. Maybe they cannot? Let's hope.
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Re: Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

Postby scag66 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:55 pm

I'm not aware of any precedent in regards to a creator/rights holder actually ceasing all future development of their creations/possessions but the ball is entirely in Dr Millers court. In a legal sense, he is entirely entitled to do so.

I've never considered Mad Max to be in the same vain as James Bond. To me at their heart all the movies can be boiled down as pure cop movies, if other people want to turn Max into some sort of mythical figure that represents an ideal that transcends one lifetime like The Phantom or 007, fair play to them but its not for me. It took a long time for me to get my head around another actor taking up the role, couldn't handle going through it again down the track. Unless its some young dude who got the role as a young Max just starting out as an MFP officer.
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Re: Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

Postby TheWarriorMax » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:53 pm

scag66 wrote:I'm not aware of any precedent in regards to a creator/rights holder actually ceasing all future development of their creations/possessions but the ball is entirely in Dr Millers court. In a legal sense, he is entirely entitled to do so.

That was my main question, are you sure about that? Is it possible to will intellectual property (apologies if that's the wrong term but you get the idea) into such a black hole? Or does your IP have to go to some person, organization, be relinquished to public domain, into a trust, etc., does it have to go "somewhere"?

EDIT: I guess this might be a pointless discussion, as there is probably zero chance Miller would actually do this. Also, it's not really a discussion for this thread or even this forum. Unless someone has a simple yes/no answer, I won't continue. Anyway :)
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Re: Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

Postby kennerado » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:25 am

What if he put something in his will stating that he wishes that no more Mad Max films be made when he dies?
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Re: Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

Postby scag66 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:47 pm

TheWarriorMax wrote:
scag66 wrote:I'm not aware of any precedent in regards to a creator/rights holder actually ceasing all future development of their creations/possessions but the ball is entirely in Dr Millers court. In a legal sense, he is entirely entitled to do so.

That was my main question, are you sure about that? Is it possible to will intellectual property (apologies if that's the wrong term but you get the idea) into such a black hole? Or does your IP have to go to some person, organization, be relinquished to public domain, into a trust, etc., does it have to go "somewhere"?

EDIT: I guess this might be a pointless discussion, as there is probably zero chance Miller would actually do this. Also, it's not really a discussion for this thread or even this forum. Unless someone has a simple yes/no answer, I won't continue. Anyway :)


Short answer, yes.
Not totally pointless, look at it this way, Of all the thousands of questions I`ve seen Mr Miller answer recently, no one has asked the question "Any plans or thoughts on killing off Max to bring the journey to an end? and a natural follow up for ME, emphasising me, "As the rights owner, how close do you hold the creation of Max and would you be happy if someone else took on the challenge down the track?" I would pay $50 hard cash right now to see, hear, watch the answer to those questions

The legal side of the whole thing is a bit extreme but relevant as Miller is in some very rarefied air, He is the creator and owner of the Company/Corporation that owns the rights of a very successful film franchise. Not even The Beatles were ever able to own the rights to their own creations. The only other comparison of significance is the other George. One sold his much like one would move on a $4 Billion house.
As far as Public Domain, it`s all here, kinda.

http://www.scriptmag.com/features/legally-speaking-it-depends-what-is-public-domain

Even after the passing of George Miller, a possible 120 years must pass before the rights to Mad Max can even be considered to placed in the public domain. Even then, it would be risky to use anything. More interesting then talking about ghost pursuit specials and feral kids in my book.
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Re: Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

Postby Uncle Entity » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:51 pm

scag66 wrote:
TheWarriorMax wrote:
scag66 wrote:I'm not aware of any precedent in regards to a creator/rights holder actually ceasing all future development of their creations/possessions but the ball is entirely in Dr Millers court. In a legal sense, he is entirely entitled to do so.

That was my main question, are you sure about that? Is it possible to will intellectual property (apologies if that's the wrong term but you get the idea) into such a black hole? Or does your IP have to go to some person, organization, be relinquished to public domain, into a trust, etc., does it have to go "somewhere"?

EDIT: I guess this might be a pointless discussion, as there is probably zero chance Miller would actually do this. Also, it's not really a discussion for this thread or even this forum. Unless someone has a simple yes/no answer, I won't continue. Anyway :)


Short answer, yes.
Not totally pointless, look at it this way, Of all the thousands of questions I`ve seen Mr Miller answer recently, no one has asked the question "Any plans or thoughts on killing off Max to bring the journey to an end? and a natural follow up for ME, emphasising me, "As the rights owner, how close do you hold the creation of Max and would you be happy if someone else took on the challenge down the track?" I would pay $50 hard cash right now to see, hear, watch the answer to those questions

The legal side of the whole thing is a bit extreme but relevant as Miller is in some very rarefied air, He is the creator and owner of the Company/Corporation that owns the rights of a very successful film franchise. Not even The Beatles were ever able to own the rights to their own creations. The only other comparison of significance is the other George. One sold his much like one would move on a $4 Billion house.
As far as Public Domain, it`s all here, kinda.

http://www.scriptmag.com/features/legally-speaking-it-depends-what-is-public-domain

Even after the passing of George Miller, a possible 120 years must pass before the rights to Mad Max can even be considered to placed in the public domain. Even then, it would be risky to use anything. More interesting then talking about ghost pursuit specials and feral kids in my book.


SUCH A GREAT POST. You're a quick fella !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Will Miller kill off Max in this new trilogy?

Postby scag66 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:15 pm

Thanks Uncle.
After seeing the movie again recently I don't think Miller can kill off Max in the next two films coz I think Fury Road is actually the last part of the trilogy. I get the feeling that the next two movies will be prequels. Old, tired BoB is the key and Max found his redemption.
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