“Mad Max” prequel “Furiosa” to be filmed in Australia


New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed that the “Mad Max” prequel ‘Furiosa’ will be filmed in New South Wales, Australia.

Berejiklian confirmed the news at a press conference in Sydney describing the movie as the “largest film to ever be filmed” in the state.

She said: “Most importantly, it reinforces New South Wales as not only the economic capital of Australia, but I believe the cultural capital of Australia.”

Arts Minister, Paul Fletcher who hinted that the news reflects the growth of Australia’s film sector said: “We are experiencing a boom in large-scale global productions coming to film in Australia.

“The Australian Government has a clear focus on supporting the Australian screen sector to seize this opportunity.”

The 76-year-old director, George Miller will be producing the film with a long-term partner, Doug Mitchell, and has penned the script with ‘Fury Road’ co-writer, Nico Lathouris.

The movie which is slated for release in 2023 will see Anya Taylor-Joy take over the role of Imperator Furiosa from Charlize Theron, who played the character in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’.

Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have also been cast as the characters of Dementus and Pretorian respectively.

Miller explained how he felt it was necessary to cast a younger actress in the film as he did not feel the technology was good enough to de-age Charlize. He said: “For the longest time, I thought we could just use CG de-ageing on Charlize, but I don’t think we’re nearly there yet.

“Despite the valiant attempts on ‘The Irishman’, I think there’s still an uncanny valley. Everyone is on the verge of solving it, particularly Japanese video-game designers, but there’s still a pretty wide valley, I believe”, he added.


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