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Old 03-01-03, 01:42 PM
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Damn you, Iraq! Max Rockatansky 4 takes a hit!

From Yahoo news:

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - The prospect of a war in Iraq has prompted 20th Century Fox to postpone the production start of "Mad Max: Fury Road," the fourth installment of Mel Gibson's action adventure series.

The picture was expected to begin filming in Namibia in July. Instead, writer-director George Miller won't unleash the Road Warrior and his futuristic mayhem until sometime in the fall.

"Any time you do a show like this, it is a massive undertaking with enormous prep time," said Jim Gianopulos, chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment. "In this case, it is about the movement of huge vehicles and a mass of people, and with the pending war and all the potential logistical consequences, we had the latitude to wait and let some of this stuff blow over before going into full-bore production. What we do have firmly in place is Mel and George."

Gianopulos said the studio, Gibson and Miller are fully committed to shoot the film in Namibia. Fox had penciled in a tentative summer 2004 release date, but Gianopulos said the studio won't know if the film can keep that date until an actual start date is set.

Fox also has on the summer schedule the Alex Proyas-directed Will Smith film "I, Robot."
Best reason I've heard yet to drop The Bomb! Deny me my Mad Max, will you!
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Why Namibia? Why can't they film in Australia like they always did?
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It should be "Damn you, Bush!" not "Damn you Iraq!"

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Originally posted by McHawkson
Why Namibia? Why can't they film in Australia like they always did?
If American studios are now going to Australia to save money, maybe Namibia is where Australian studios go to save money.
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Originally posted by Mr. Salty
If American studios are now going to Australia to save money, maybe Namibia is where Australian studios go to save money.
Not true.

Most studio prefer to film locally because it saves more money than travel to other country.
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Originally posted by McHawkson
Not true.

Most studio prefer to film locally because it saves more money than travel to other country.

Unless its a big-budget movie and you can save money on labor elsewhere.
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Maybe there is a Fury Road in Namibia. Actually, it's probably the only road in Namibia.
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Originally posted by bahist17
Maybe there is a Fury Road in Namibia. Actually, it's probably the only road in Namibia.
Guess they may be looking for more sand dunes and the like, though I was under the impression that they had all kinds of sand in Australia ;p

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According to CNN, a rogue terrorist called the Humungus has taken siege of the entire australian outback in an effort to take control of all the fuel. Location scouts for Fox reported that their attempts to find spots to shoot in Australia were stopped by this gang. Henceforth the move to Nambia. The only casuality was a lost thumb by one of the producers when he tried to catch the boomerang.
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Originally posted by Robert
It should be "Damn you, Bush!" not "Damn you Iraq!"
It doesnt matter - Bush, Iraq, or freakin' Nipsey Russell - anyone standing in the way of my Mad Max fix needs to have The Bomb dropped on them as soon as possible.
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