George Miller: I won't direct another Mad Max film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 January 2016
Mel Gibson, George Miller and Tom Hardy

Mel Gibson with George Miller and Tom Hardy

'Mad Max: Fury Road' director George Miller has announced he won't return to the franchise for a sequel

'Mad Max: Fury Road' director George Miller has announced he won't return to the franchise.

The 70-year-old filmmaker categorically stated he "won't do" movies that involve extensive filming schedules and require trotting the globe - which includes any sequel to the 2015 dystopian action film - because they take "forever to make".

Speaking at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (12.01.16) he said: "I won't make more Mad Max movies. 'Fury Road' was forever getting completed. If you finish one in a year, it's considered a leap of faith. Start, stop, start again. I've shot in Australia in a field of wild flowers and flat red earth when it rained heavily forever. We had to wait 18 months and every return to the US was 27 hours. Those films take forever. I won't do those any more."

The news comes at the same time as it was announced that Miller has been nominated for a Director's Guild Award in the Feature Film category for his work on the movie, in which Tom Hardy starred as titular protagonist Max Rockatansky alongside Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa.

The Australian director shot to fame when he made the original 1979 film 'Mad Max' - which starred Mel Gibson and catapulted the actor to prominence.

He has also helmed every other movie in the series; 'Mad Max 2' and 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome'.

Mad Max: Fury Road

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US / Australia
  • 2h
  • 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.