This is a day that many of us thought we would never live to see, but George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, his return to the post-apocalyptic world he first created in 1979, has completed principle photography. At times it seemed as if God himself had a personal vendetta against the production. Miller and company faced multiple delays, including severe flooding. After moving from Australia to Namibia, the production quickly fell behind schedule, and a studio exec was sent in to babysit the troubled set as it limped across the finish line.
Yet somehow they made it through, and, according to Twitch, they’re done with filming part of the program. After a grueling six-month battle against fate and the elements, they can move on to other things. There are still numerous things that can go wrong, and until I’m actually in a theater, with the lights going down, I’ll remain skeptical that the world will ever see another Mad Max movie.