Boy, that would’ve been something.
I’m talkin’ bout the abandoned plan by Mad Max director George Miller to make an anime companion film to the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road.
Miller talked about the anime film at length this week, revealing that it was to be called Mad Max: Furiosa and would have centered on the character played by Charlize Theron in Fury Road.
Miller said “we were going to do [‘Furiosa’ as] an anime before it was delayed a second time when we were rained out of Australia.” He mentioned that the script is written, but will now likely be used for another live-action film.
It’s unclear whether Miller took the film past the script stage or approached any Japanese studios about making the film. But man, we’d love to get a look at designs if they exist.
Charlize Theron reportedly has little interest in making another Mad Max film, citing a difficult shoot in the desert, so maybe an anime isn’t totally out of the question?
In the meantime, we’ll have to make due with the extremely Mad Max-like Fist of the North Star.
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