Advert

Latest

Man Sells His PS5 After Wife Discovers It's Not An Air Purifier
published atan hour ago
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
Entertainment

Mad Max: Fury Road Cinematographer Comes Out Of Retirement For Furiosa Prequel

Mad Max: Fury Road Cinematographer Comes Out Of Retirement For Furiosa Prequel

The cinematographer who worked on Mad Max: Fury Road is coming out of retirement for a prequel centred on Imperator Furiosa.

John Seale has confirmed he is making his blockbuster return and teaming up with George Miller for the hotly-anticipated follow-up to the 2015 dystopian thriller.

Speaking about the project, the Oscar winner admitted that George was the only person he was going to come back for.

He told the New York Times: "I've had wonderful opportunities to work after Fury Road, as you can imagine, and I've passed on all of them.

Advert

"But on Fury Road, I told George, 'If anybody else rings, I'm retired. If you ring, we'll have lunch'. And seven years later, he rang."

Not much is known by way of plot for the new movie, other than it will focus on a young Furiosa, and Miller has confirmed that Charlize Theron will not return.

The new movie will centre on a young Furiosa. Credit: Warner Bros.
The new movie will centre on a young Furiosa. Credit: Warner Bros.

A script for the film, however, was written before filming had even begun on Fury Road back in 2012. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who played Splendid in the movie, revealed she even got to have a look at it.

Advert

He said: "I got to read it when I was cast. It's genius. I've always wondered if that movie's going to get made."

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Entertainment

Mad Max: Fury Road Named Empire's Film Of The 21st Century So Far

Speaking about the reason behind having the script prepared in advance, George said: "[This second script] was purely a way of helping Charlize and explaining it to ourselves."

Entertainment

Director George Miller Confirms That Mad Max: Fury Road Sequel Is Happening

published ata year ago

George revealed he had thought about using state-of-the-art de-aging technology on Charlize, but ultimately decided against it.

George said: "For the longest time, I thought we could just use CG de-aging on Charlize, but I don't think we're nearly there yet.

Advert
George Miller (pictured) will be teaming up with cinematographer John Seale once again. Credit: PA
George Miller (pictured) will be teaming up with cinematographer John Seale once again. Credit: PA

"Despite the valiant attempts on The Irishman, I think there's still an uncanny valley. Everyone is on the verge of solving it, particularly Japanese video-game designers, but there's still a pretty wide valley, I believe."

News that work was underway on a second instalment was confirmed last year.

Speaking to Deadline, George said: "I'm not done with the Mad Max story and I think you have to be a multi-tasker and there's certainly another Mad Max coming down the pike after this.

Advert

"We're in preparation on that as well. It's an interesting question, the idea of multi-tasking. I discuss this with other filmmakers and I think what happens to me is that when you're working on one thing, and you get so distracted and focused on that one thing, it's like a creative holiday to focus on the other one for a bit.

"It helps you achieve that objectivity, to look at the thing afresh each time and say, 'I thought I was doing this, but it doesn't seem to be the case now.'"

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Interesting

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Boris Johnson Says People Who Test Negative For Covid-19 Could Be Released From Tier 3 Restrictions
published at4 days ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Mysterious Monolith Similar To One Found In Utah Appears On Romanian Hillside

published at4 hours ago

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]