Heavy rains have made the normally desert wasteland around Broken Hill, Australia surprisingly lush and green forcing director George Miller to delay production on the latest “Mad Max” film “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
According to London’s “Independent,” Miller pushed back production to February 2011 with the hope that the surrounding landscape will return to its post-apocalyptic appearance.
“Unfortunately for “Mad Max,” what was wasteland is now this wonderful flower garden,” Miller said. But Miller insisted that the film would be made.
“Inception” and “Bronson” star Tom Hardy signed-on for the lead role in “Mad Max: Fury Road” joining Charlize Theron and Hugh Keays-Byrne. Teresa Palmer, Adelaide Clemens, and Zoe Kravitz also recently joined the cast.
If the weather cooperates, look for “Mad Max: Fury Road” to start production February 2011 in time for Tom Hardy to finish his role as Max and move along to his high-profile but mysterious role in “Batman 3”.