Here’s some interesting news from the set of Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller’s long-awaited fourth instalment of the Mad Max series has begun shooting in Namibia, Africa but has decided to not shoot in 3-D. According to Twitch website the film will now be retrofitted in post-production.
Dalsa Incorporation had been creating custom rigs for the large 3-D cameras but they will now be ditched. Maybe it was too expensive or impractical to do massive stunt work with cumbersome cameras? Or was either because it cost too much as a whole or retrofitting has finally gotten to a stage where it doesn’t matter (at least to studios) whether they are designed specifically for 3-D or not. For the 3-D to be properly effective the entire picture must be designed very specifically. One imagines with the fast and furious pace of Mad Max, it’ll hurt the eyes a lot.
Twitch also announced that the movie will now be shooting with Alexa digital cameras with Canon and Olympus DSLRs. It is also said Miller is also plotting a new trilogy and he’s almost finished the third script.
“We started with [Fury Road], but we then started to do a second story and a third. We’ve written the script for the second (Mad Max: Furiosa) and almost finished the third. We never intended to, they were part of the exploration of the characters.”
The film is set for a 2014 release with interior studio work and post-production being done back in Australia. Tom Hardy will be rocking it in dusty leather garb as the new Max Rockatansky and Charlize Theron will be joining him along with Nicholas Hoult. We will be following this production like a bloody hawk so stay alert for more news!