George Miller has provided an update on his delayed Mad Max project Fury Road, telling The Daily Telegraph that, weather permitting, the project will resume pre-production later this year and begin shooting early next year:
“We will restart pre-production later this year and begin early next year — weather permitting,” he said.
“It also gives me a chance to get Happy Feet really going well — so there were a lot of factors in the decision. But the big one was that we really had nowhere to shoot.”
Miller said a similarly unexpected deluge interrupted production on the second Mad Max film — the first to be shot in Broken Hill.
“The week we were to start, it rained the heaviest it had in 10 years. I’ll never forget the first day — we were holed up in a big sort of shed watching the rain. We couldn’t shoot. If you want the rain to come, just send a film crew there.”