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No more mad max 4

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:52 pm
by lemmingzappa


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345292/Mad Max: Fury Road , which was to have returned http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000154/Mel Gibson to the role he made famous in three Australian-filmed action flicks in the late '70s and early '80s, has been scrapped, published reports in Australia said Sunday. Although hundreds of thousands of dollars had already been spent on development of the film, work was halted last week reportedly because of logistical difficulties. Originally set to film last July in Namibia, the production was postponed because of security concerns. Oddly, Namibia, which is mostly Christian and is located in southern Africa, is not regarded as a terrorist target, and no security advisories have been issued for the country. Principal filming had been scheduled for the Kalahari desert, which is sparsely populated. Director http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004306/George Miller said Sunday that filming could not take place elsewhere because the Kalahari uniquely offers a hard surface for the vehicles that were to be used in the movie. Elsewhere, they would have bogged down, he said.


http://www.imdb.com/news/sb/2004-06-14#film2


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:36 pm
by MFP1
This is actually old news, unless a very similar story has surfaced. The more recent update has been (as far as I have seen, please ofrgive if there is actuall new news), that production has resumed as terrorist threats have lessened somewhat, and the film is back on with gibson to plat a cameo (or posibly more) of the Max role

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:44 pm
by lemmingzappa
Oh really ? sorry for posting old news.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:45 pm
by lemmingzappa
Well atleast they are resuming it w00 !

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:04 am
by rockatansky4073


Never understood why this whole SOUTH AFRICAN filming thing started in the first place.


the rumour was cause the Broken hill outback or something had been flooded and was gonna bog all the vehicles or something (I ain't quoting, i just remember this from couple of years ago). - But NSW. is pretty big, surely they can find a little bit of desert out there, not bogged up.


What the f**ks wrong with filming in AUSTRALIA? Image ... jesus even some bits of MELBOURNE, or even TASMANIA, are pretty dusty.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:25 pm
by Foxtrot X-Ray
Well, I'm sure they had their reasons.





Maybe they'd even make sense to us normal humans, eh?Image





as for the News.. I guess it's back to business as usuall.





Watching & Waiting, Playing Mah Jhong, taking tea..





(BTW, No I haven't been gone. Just sitting back & watching)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:31 pm
by MFP1
On the S. Africa Shooting.....


I understood it to be largly because they ave expansive Sandy desert looking areas that are actually hard packed like the salt flats where the land speed records are set here in the USA. You know.. then they can use muscle cars, spacy "Blade Runner" cars, or whatever, and not be limited to paddle tyres, dune buggys and other "Loose Terrain" vehicles.


Dont know how accurate this is, but its what I have heard.


Seems like they did O.K. in MM2(R.W.) and MM3(T.D.) for those desert scenes.........

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:04 pm
by rockatansky4073
Yeah it is very rocky in South Africa, perfect for driving, but unless there gonna be doing any THUNDERDOME type desert sand driving, what the heels wrong with the Highways in Broken hill?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:00 am
by MFP1
I whole heartedly agree........


After all, could it possibly be "Fury Road" Without a FREAKIN" ROAD??????Image

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:12 am
by Tom Millan
What the f**ks wrong with filming in AUSTRALIA? Image ... jesus even some bits of MELBOURNE, or even TASMANIA, are pretty dusty.











Well, the problem is that all of the sound studios and other editing facilities and stuff were all booked up by


George Lucas for those dumb Star Wars prequels. What a waste! After seeing Phantom Menace, I wasn't interested in seeing Star Wars II or III for that matter.





Tom