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.
Somewhere along the line, the Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron starring action flick will probably be stolen from the editing bay, all known footage will be struck by lightning, or something equally tragic will befall the post-production arm of the film. Still, you can’t help but think that the arduous part of the journey is now behind them as the film moves back to Australia to finish up. Maybe it’ll get shelved for years like Cabin in the Woods and Red Dawn.
All we can do as fans of post-apocalyptic action is to wish George Miller the best, and sit back and wait until we get what will hopefully be a badass new movie about vehicular manslaughter.