An Acceptable "Alternative' for Fury Road?

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An Acceptable "Alternative' for Fury Road?

Postby DetritusMaximus » Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:29 am



I had this idea pop into my head today.....kind of a 'gelling' of a couple of pieces of information.


1- Mel seems pre-occupied with directing/producing. Acting may not be on his agenda anymore.


2- Miller said (supposedly) that his original concept for Mad Max was to be set in the future and involved speederbikes and hover cars.


3- Miller has also supposedly said that technology (CGI?) has reached the point where it can support his vision for the next movie.


4- How do you make a sequel (or a prequel for that matter) to a movie series that started 26 years ago and the last installment was 20 years ago without having to spend the first half of the movie recovering the background on the world setting and the main character just so the vast majority of movie goers can have some idea of 'why'? Too much stuff to cover so that the main character will be sympathetic and so the movie will not seem thin on character, background, and story.


5- And, lastly, all the talk and conjecture here about remaking the first movie and 'who could play Max and why today's cars aren't worthy....'.


My idea is this........remake the first movie according to Miller's original concept. It wouldn't be a straight remake. Keep the story, keep the brutality, no softening. Make the setting and technology very different from Mad Max. Well done CGI would work well in this context. No need to cover half the first movie just so you can shift gears to tell another story, all in the same two hours.
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Postby Major_Tom » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:53 am



CGI? Flying cars?


Oh my god, no, please... They're going to ruin it!!!
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Postby Bronze21-MFP460 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:19 am



But they said we'd have flying cars by the year 2000...Darnit! I want my flying car!!!!


...but not in a Max movie.


Mad Max 4 Fury Skyway. Pray he's still hovering around out there...somewhere.


Still though, look at Blade Runner and how well it was done with models...maybe there's a possibility...IF...they don't pull a not-so Fast and all-but Furious bit on us...
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Postby Nightwalker » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:17 pm

MM4 must be a sequel to the other three, and it must be like the first two movies. Otherwise it will be big downfall.
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Postby DetritusMaximus » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:41 pm

Hey Tom, if he uses CGI, which would you be able to accept more, flying cars or a CGI'd Falcon?





Bronze has got the idea, more like Blade Runner than The Jetson's.





I'm not saying this is my preferred Fury Road, just that it would fit the rumors, quotes, and also make it easier to have a decent hit with an audience that has little experience or knowledge with the other movies.
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Postby bert » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:54 pm

CGI wouldn't be bad as long as they have talented chaps doing it -- it has really reached a level where it doesn't look sh*t anymore.





A 'dark dystopia' with flashing neon signs and flying cars would make more money than a wasteland-based movie, but I know what I'd really like to see out of the two. ;)
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Postby DetritusMaximus » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:56 am



Just because it has 'flying cars' doesn't mean it won't be in a wasteland. Besides, hover cars aren't exactly 'flying cars', as they would not get very far off the ground. Read 'Along the Scenic Route' (Harlan Ellison, I think, with some 'combat') or 'Code Three' (I forget the author, but it dealt with a semi sized tracked patrol vehicle that converted to hover mode above 150 or 200), both had hover cars that never got more than a foot off the ground.


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