Once upon a time there was this low budget Australian film directed by George Miller called Mad Max starring an unknown actor named Mel Gibson. In that post apocalyptic tale Max, Gibson, loses his family to a brutal biker gang. Which is why he’s so mad.

This was followed by Mad Max 2 also known as The Road Warrior which continued the story of Max. In 1985 Max was revived in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Max becomes something of a pied piper saving a colony of children.

Well, George Miller has a fourth installment in the works called Mad Max Fury Road. According to /film, Teresa Palmer (The Grudge 2) has been cast as a character named Nux. Nicolas Hoult (About a Boy) is rumored to also be in the cast.

Charlize Theron is also listed in the cast.

There have been questions about when Fury Road will take place. Is is a prequel? Is it a sequel? There’s a report that it’s a sequel that picks up where Thunderdome left off. Will Tom Hardy be playing the young Mad Max? Or has Max taken a powder and retired from being chased by crazed bikers?

Why not set it later and bring in Gibson as a really Mad Max. They could find him living in the outback with some dingos.

How could I leave out that the film might be in 3D. 3D has it’s place, but it seems like it’s become the go to visual novelty to try to convince people to see a film in the theater.

Pretty soon someone will come up with 3D Hamlet.

So, people! Are you all excited about a return to the world of Mad Max? I’ll admit that I’m not even vaguely excited about this prospect. Just does nothing for me. Been there, done that. Three films, it’s time for George Miller to let Max rest in peace.

I must add one more tidbit. I looked at Miller’s upcoming work and he’s producing. . .wait for it. . .

Happy Feet 2 in 3D! Maybe the penguins can be the bad guys in Fury Road?

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