Believe it or not it has been more than three decades since a little Australian movie called Mad Max rocked our collective post-apocalyptic worlds. For that matter it has been 27 years since we last rode shotgun along with Max in Beyond Thunderdome. In theory all of that will change in 2013, assuming that George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road doesn’t implode in some way, or burn to the ground.
After numerous setbacks—years upon years of delays—there is actual filming on the African set of Fury Road. There are pictures to prove it. Model turned actress Abbey Lee Kershaw, who appears in the film, has posted some set photos on her Tumblr (via Collider). There are more if you’re interested, but these few give you the general idea.
You get a look at a couple of the big, tricked out, post-apocalyptic rides, heavily bedecked with camera rigs.
You can catch a glimpse of Kershaw in the back of one of the vehicles…
…and a wide shot of the set.
And here’s Kershaw between takes, sipping some sort of undisclosed, presumably warm from the look of it, beverage.
Mad Max: Fury Road is neither a sequel nor a prequel. It is more of a reimagining or return to the desolate world that Miller first created so many years ago. Tom Hardy steps into the role made famous by Mel Gibson, and will be accompanied on his journey by Charlize Theron (possibly one-armed, but certainly sporting a buzz cut), Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Zoe Kravitz.
There is still time for the hand of God to strike down Fury Road with a biblical plague, but for the time being things appear to be safely underway.