A few interesting tidbits have surfaced regarding the upcoming prequel to 2015’s mighty Mad Max: Fury Road: more here.

Back in 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road wowed audiences with its lunatic sense of scale and ambition, pulling off the sort of practical action movie spectacle that was sorely missing from cinema as CGI effects work continued to become more and more widespread. The film even had a huge presence at the Oscars too, winning a host of technical awards. George Miller’s follow-up, Furiosa, has been a long time coming but things are really coming together now for the production which is gearing up to become Australia’s biggest ever movie shoot.

As production rolls around, we’re learning new tidbits about the film, including that the prequel will be more of a traditional narrative drama and not a movie-length chase flick, like Fury Road. First assistant director P. J. Voeten has been chatting about the film (via Movieweb) stating Furiosa is more of a traditional three-act drama. “If people are expecting to see another chase movie, it’s not going to be that.”

Furthermore, it looks like we’re going to get to visit some of the places only mentioned in the first film, according to unit production manager Dean Hood: “When I started reading [the Furiosa script], I couldn’t put it down. It is going to be really, really good. You get to see Gas Town. You get to see The Bullet Farm. It’s exciting to be able to build that stuff.”

Reports have also emerged that Chris Hemsworth will be playing against type in the film, portraying the lead antagonist, a role we haven’t seen him take on since 2018’s underrated Bad Times At The El Royale. Directed by George Miller, who has co-written the script alongside Nick Lathouris, Mad Max: Furiosa stars Anya Taylor-Joy as the title character, Tom Burke and Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

The film has a release date scheduled for May 24th 2024. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.

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