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Studio Rep Keeps "Mad Max" On Track

By Garth Franklin Friday October 19th 2012 04:42AM
Studio Rep Keeps "Mad Max" On Track

'It appears as if George Miller's currently filming new "Mad Max" movie is running into trouble.

Warner Bros. Pictures head Jeff Robinov flew to the set in Namibia a few weeks ago to evaluate the film's progress. Sources for The Hollywood Reporter claim the production has already run over budget and has fallen almost a week behind schedule.

Following that visit, producer Denise di Novi has now been dispatched to the set to supervise and will serve as a "studio representative" to oversee the film's progress. Di Novi however will not be made a producer on the film.

Shooting on the project began in July and Robinov is apparently optimistic the $100-125 million feature will wrap on schedule at the end of November.

The news doesn't come as a huge surprise. Namibia is one of the most challenging places to film a massive epic such as this due to its harsh environs and lack of a support system for a large scale production. Miller is also known for going over budget and over schedule in the past.

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