Mad Max: Fury Road, one of our absolute favorite movies, might finally be getting the long-promised Furiosa spin-off treatment in the next few years. According to Variety, the film director George Miller is working on casting the film right now.
Variety’s report suggests that Miller plans to begin filming his Furiosa prequel in 2021, and that he’s currently holding Skype auditions. He is reportedly meeting with Anna Taylor-Joy (Split) over Skype. It’s not clear from the report whether Taylor-Joy is being planned for the Furiosa role (rumors have suggested the film could be a prequel) or for another part within the film.
The report suggests that the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is making things difficult for Miller, but filming is not due to start for a long time yet.
The Furiosa spin-off, and another Mad Max sequel, have been discussed since shortly after Fury Road’s release. In 2017, their fates seemed to be in limbo as George Miller took Warner Bros. to court, but it seems as though he’s proceeding now.
Anna Taylor-Joy also stars in The New Mutants, which has been delayed (again) due to COVID-19.
If you’re self-isolating at the moment and have not seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet, make it a top priority. Despite the extremely bleak set-up, it is, ultimately, a hopeful movie–and undoubtedly one of the most exciting films of the last decade.
With cinemas around the world currently closed, Universal is making their planned cinema releases available digitally, starting with Trolls: World Tour. Meanwhile, we have some suggestions for movies that will help you stave off cabin fever.