George Miller has been out doing the promotional rounds for the “Happy Feet” sequel and gave an update (via Coming Soon) about the progress of “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
“Theoretically, it’s next year. We have 150 big vehicles built and so on. [W]e were all geared up for that. We were all set to shoot in the Australian desert and then unprecedented rain came and what was the wasteland – completely flat, red earth – is now a flower garden. The big massive salt flats in the center of Australia where they do record speed trials and stuff is now full of pelicans and fish… We sort of lost the wasteland” says Miller, speaking about the cancelled Broken Hill shoot.
At last report Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron remain attached should it go ahead. In one bit of irony though, The Daily Telegraph reports that the production’s back-up desert locations in the southwest African country of Namibia are experiencing their heaviest rainfall in 120 years.