• Oct 28th 2009 at 8:40AM
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It costs too much money to make all those original Hollywood flops that no one pays to see, so new movie news these days is mostly a succession of "We're rebooting/remaking/doing a sequel for [insert any movie made before this year]." So even though Paranormal was shot for $10,000 and made $22 million last weekend, the big news is Mad Max is going the Rocky route, coming in for episode four: Mad Max: Fury Road.

For all of us who do want another hero and do want to know the way home, Mad Max probably won't be him or show us this time around. The project doesn't have studio backing yet, just the franchise's producer, $100 million, and a tentative production date of next year. Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation) and Charlize Theron (really?) are rumored to be tied to the project. Mad Max with a big budget and big stars sounds like a mad mess, but at least it will give us an overdue reason to shout "You can run... but you can't hide!" Hat tip to Richard.

[Source: Auto Focus | Image: Warner Bros.]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Seeing how Hollywood is doing: "We're rebooting/remaking/doing a sequel for [insert any movie made before this year]." The US car manufactures have been doing it for years as well.
      Lar7789789
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was born In 1977, but I remember watching the Road Warrior and Mad Max shows and Beyond thunderome, very violent movies but damn they bring back memories.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought Mel's career was over when he started badmouthing the people who really run bartertown. Is Russell Crowe starring (since he's the remak of Mel Gibson)?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was very prophetic when it came to the future of alternative fuels:

      "Pig sh!t. The lights, the motors, the vehicles, all run by a high-powered gas called methane. And methane cometh from pig sh!t. "
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd probably go see it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At the rate things are going with the economy, peak oil, etc etc... we'll all get to living out our Mad Max scenarios soon enough...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok, I hate to say it but I'd go see it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If Lord Humungus is back...I'm game. :p
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait for this movie, they were all great.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If there's an XB Falcon V8 Interceptor in it, I might be game. I just hope it doesn't reek of the cheesiness that sometimes accompanies "remakes".
        • 5 Years Ago
        And a few KZ1000s.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The original had a 'feel' about it, which made it fun to watch. I think Death Race 2000 had the same 'feel' -- it's reboot was just an action flick with explosions and guns. I fear for Mad Max.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sounds interesting, but in order for it to work, it needs the intensity and passion that made the original a hit.

      I'd rather watch a remake of Duel, complee with the 1956 Peterbuilt and matching tank trailer. The only problems: what car can serve as the victim and who can replace Dennis Weaver?
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