Tom Hardy's Mad Max back in Australia
The team behind Mad Max: Fury Road is currently in Sydney (early December) finishing off shooting scenes which will form the beginning and end sequences of the film.
From the outset, it was planned that Mad Max: Fury Road would film entirely in Australia but this became impossible following the devastating floods of two years ago – the film had been just seven weeks away from the beginning of principal photography.
Quite apart from the terrible and disruptive impact on the whole community, areas which should have appeared as deserts on screen were eventually covered in green vegetation, rendering them no good as the futuristic landscapes needed for the post-apocalyptic thriller.
However, we spoke to the unit production manager who told us that the team is now back in the Sydney area, using locations including Penrith Lakes, Potts Hill and Fox Studios. He expects shooting to wrap in the next week or so.
George Miller of Sydney-based Kennedy Miller Productions co-wrote the screenplay; he also produces and directs. The film is an ‘interquel’ – it slots in chronologically between the first and second instalments.