December 6. Mark it down. That’s when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the long-rumored, and previously only internationally available, “Black and Chrome” version of Mad Max: Fury Road. And that’s not all: the company is releasing the whole franchise in one box set.
Thirty seconds into watching this video, my face already hurt from smiling too much.
Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller probably didn’t realize the avalanche of discussion he set off when he first mentioned a black-and-white version of his award-winning film. We’ve chronicled the mystery behind this version of the film in the past, but now it seems like it’s actually happening.
It’s common knowledge that nearly a decade ago, we almost got Justice League Mortal, a DC team-up movie that would’ve been helmed by Mad Max director George Miller. The script has been floating around the internet for a while now, but listening to it being read by a full cast—not the original cast, sadly—really lets…
Remember the ancient days of two days ago, when Mad Max director George Miller said that he doesn’t want to make more Mad Max? Well, this morning, Mad Max: Fury Road secured Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. So try not to be surprised when Miller says he’s totally in for more!
Even before Mad Max: Fury Road released (and promptly blew our socks off), Director George Miller was insistent that the film would best be viewed in black and white. After that version was sadly absent from the home release, we might be getting something even better: a chance to see the B&W version in theaters.
This year’s surprise hit Mad Max: Fury Road may have had Max’s name in the title, but few would say it was his movie. Instead, most people walked out raving about Imperator Furiosa. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case for the sequel.
One of the most striking things about Mad Max: Fury Road is the insane palette, full of rich, bright primary colors. But director George Miller said if he’d had his way, the movie would have been in black and white. Now you can see what that would look like.
A few weeks back, Steven Spielberg made headlines saying he thought superhero movies would eventually “go the way of the Western.” And now, the architect of DC, one of the biggest superhero movie worlds, says he pretty much agrees.
“I want to see that again” was probably your first thought after watching Mad Max: Fury Road. The second may have been “I wonder what director George Miller is doing next.” He hasn’t decided yet, but he’s currently talking to DC movie people about potentially doing the second Man of Steel.
Before he was creating miracles in Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller had plans to make Justice League: Mortal. Since the movie was scrapped in 2008, little has been seen outside of a leaked script — but that changed this weekend with a slew of concept art, storyboards and prosthetics hitting the web.
Mad Max: Fury Road has earned considerable acclaim since its release, and over on his blog, commentator and editor Vashi Nedomansky highlights how George Miller and his team composed the film to make the most visual sense.
I’m serious. Mad Max: Fury Road should not exist. It should never have gotten made. It certainly shouldn’t be as awesome as it is. And yet somehow, against all odds, this impossible cinematic masterpiece is in theaters right now, in defiance of reality itself.
Max Max: Fury Road is an incredible visual spectacle, in which a beautiful landscape and some incredibly insane vehicles collide in a fireball of pure brilliance. But before it was a work of art, this movie was a collection of eye-popping drawings and paintings. Check out an exclusive look at the concept art of Fury…
You probably already knew this, but in case you forgot — George Miller, the guy who exploded your eyeballs this past weekend with Mad Max: Fury Road, was directing a Justice League movie at one point. What the hell happened?
You don’t realize just how crappy most action movies are, until you see something like Mad Max: Fury Road — a movie in which there are no “action scenes” because the action pretty much never stops. And the film’s constant sense of violent motion is in the service of incredible imagery and transcendant moments.
In case you missed it, here’s our awesome video about the original Max Max trilogy! Which jaw-dropping scene was so dangerous the stunt man refused food or drink for 12 hours beforehand, anticipating that he might have to rush into surgery right after? Watch, learn, and get even more hyped for Mad Max: Fury Road.
Science fiction and fantasy are huge, diverse genres. They include a million different styles, tones and types of storytelling. And a few especially talented or adventurous individuals have managed to explore a lot of different approaches to science fiction and fantasy in their careers. But who's the most versatile…