There have been reports that Charlize Theron’s character in George Miller’s franchise reboot Mad Max: Fury Road only has one arm. She recently said this about her part: “George really created a female character that I’ve never read anything like this. I mean, I’m scared shitless.” That remains to be seen, but we do know one more thing, that Theron’s character will sport a buzz cut.
The long delayed film is scheduled to begin filming next month in Namibia—which still leaves plenty of time for an act of god to derail production, again. The Oscar-winning South African actress, star of current films Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman, has been spotted going about her private business with a newly shorn head…
Get an even closer look at the photo where it originated on Coming Soon.
Her dome is covered with a jaunty cap, so you can’t see exactly how drastic a chop job we’re talking about here, though it does seem fairly complete. You can see the back and sides clearly, but is also looks like the front is short, too. There’s potential for a topknot sort of thing, maybe post-apocalyptic samurai style, but any way you look at it, there’s not much left. After the apocalypse all that hair’s just going to get in the way anyhow. This way is so much lower maintenance, so much more practical in a time of strife.
Given the almost comical number of delays that have piled up, I’ll believe Fury Road is shooting when I see concrete proof that the cast and crew are in place, cameras are rolling, and that no one is being dragged away by floods or carried off by a flock of angry birds. At this point I half expect the set to be visited by locusts, rivers of blood, and a downpour of frogs.
Not quite a remake, not quite a sequel, Fury Road revisits the world Miller created and developed in Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Fury Road is the first of two films scheduled to shoot back to back, and in addition to Theron the movie stars Tom Hardy (as Max), Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens, and Riley Keough.