Today’s movie of the day is “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the fourth installment in the Mad Max franchise.
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller and produced by George Miller, Dough Mitchell, and PJ Voeten. He collaborated with his co-writers Nico Lathouris and Brendan McCarthy on the screenplay.
- Being an Australian movie it was produced by Kennedy Miller Mitchell, Village Roadshow Pictures, and RatPac-Dune Entertainment.
- It was distributed by Warner Bros Pictures internationally and RoadShow Entertainment in Australia.
- The film stars include Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Riley Keough, Abby Lee, Zoe Kravitz, and Courtney Eaton.
- Mad Max’s synopsis is set years after the collapse of civilization in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland where water and gasoline are scarce. The autocratic Immortan Joe takes the apocalypse survivors and enslaves them in a desert fortress called the Citadel. A warrior named Imperator Furiosa is played by Charlize Theron. She tries to escape with the despot’s five wives. During this trial escape, she allies with a former captive, Max Rockatansky, played by Tom Hardy. Together, they try to outrun the tyrant and his army in a massive fortified armored truck, the War Rig. The escape through the Wasteland is in a deadly high-speed chase.
- The film production journey was a challenging one. George Miller, came up with the idea for “Mad Max: Fury Road” in 1987. However, the film was in development hell for a long time. The pre-production of this film started in 1998.
- “Fury Road” was wrapped in December 2012, with additional footage being shot in November 2013.
- The film premiered on May 7 2015, in Los Angeles and was released on May 14 in Australia. Although it underperformed at the Box Office, it turned out to be the highest-grossing Mad Max film.
- After its release, “Fury Road” was one of the best films of the 2010s and a great action film.
- This movie nailed ten Academy Award nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards. It won six awards at the ceremony, including Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Make-Up and Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing.
- A payment dispute between Miller and Warner Bros. delayed efforts to produce follow-up projects. Thus, in 2020 Furiosa was announced as an advanced development.