Mad Max: Fury Road needs re-shoots

Tom Hardy

Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy

Additional scenes will be shot for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' - starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron - this November in Sydney, Australia.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' requires a series of re-shoots.

Filming wrapped on the post-apocalyptic action movie last December after six months of shooting but director George Miller has told the cast they need to re-assemble in Australia in November for three weeks of additional shooting.

Among the stars who must return include Tom Hardy - who is taking over the titular role from Mel Gibson, who appeared in the three previous 'Mad Max' movies - Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron.

News of the additional shots has sparked rumours the production has experienced more difficulties. It already got off to a bad start when filming was delayed for two years, only beginning in 2012.

Hardy plays road warrior Max Rockatansky, Theron portrays war rig operator Imperator Furiosa, Hoult is Nux, while the gang The Wives are played by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keogh, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Courtney Eaton.

Gibson will have a cameo in the film.

Theron previously admitted she was desperate to star in the project because she loved the first film - which attracted criticism after its release in 1979 over its graphic scenes of violence - and the sequels so much.

She said: ''I feel like the original 'Mad Max' created such a vivid world, that to go back and re-imagine it and kind of replay in that sandbox sounds like fun to me.

''George really created a great female character that I'd never read before."

'Mad Max: Fury Road' is scheduled for a release by Warner Bros. in the summer of 2014.

Mad Max: Fury Road

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US/Australia
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • UK release: 15 May 2015

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.


Post a comment