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Fifth Mad Max Film Originally Planned as Anime

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.



Source: Indiewire

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.