It took forever to get the go ahead, and it spent a hell of long time in production with reports of many difficulties. With the help of a Comic Con presentation and this weekend's trailer though, the buzz on George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" has reversed seemingly overnight into one of frothing anticipation.
Should it be successful though, getting another entry in the series made may not take anywhere near as long. During the press conference for the film at Comic Con this weekend, Miller talked about the extra material that was created to come up with what would become 'Fury Road'.
In fact, even when 'Fury' was in production, they continued development on this material which could well form the basis of future sequels. He tells Film School Rejects:
"In order to tell this story, we came up with two others. We've written the screenplay of one and the novelization of another, but it's a very rough novel. We kept working on them while we were working on other things."
You might recall that a while back before production began, 'Fury Road' was rumored to be the first of a two-film saga with "Mad Max: Furiosa" as the second part, one in which Charlize Theron's character would dominate the action.
That seemed to fall apart with 'Fury Road' going into production by itself. If they kept tweaking it though, it means Warners could quickly move on a sequel considering a script would be well on its way.
Other bits of information about 'Fury Road' that came from the presentation include that 80% of the film is comprised of stunt-heavy, practical effects-oriented action. Also the narrative takes place over a period of only four days.