Next “Mad Max” Sets Filming For January

Aussie filmmaker George Miller tells The Daily Telegraph that the next “Mad Max” has targeted a January 2012 date to kick off filming.

Miller says “We’ve built the vehicles. We’ve designed the movie. The principal cast is locked in. The film is funded. It’s all ready to go. We just wait.”

Originally aiming to begin production around Broken Hill in the Australian state of New South Wales this Easter, the production was shut down last October. The reason being unseasonal rains left the normally arid Broken Hill region too fertile for filming.

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are set to star in the film which will kick off pre-production later this year.