With George Miller having recently wrapped his next film after Mad Max: Fury Road, the fantasy feature Three Thousand Years Of Longing starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, all sights are set on his return to the Mad Max universe. It was announced that his prequel Furiosa was set to go forward with Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Yahya Abdul Mateen II, and now we have a few more details on the project.
“Whereas Fury Road essentially happened over three days and two nights, this happens over many years,” he said in a press conference this morning in Australia, as Syndey Morning Herald reports. ”You try to make films that are ‘uniquely familiar’. This will be familiar to those people who know Mad Max, and in particular Fury Road, but also it will be unique.”
The film, which is already set for a June 23, 2023 release, will begin production in Australia this June and is expected to be the biggest shoot yet in the country. Bringing $350 million AUD (around $271 million USD) to the economy, it looks like Miller’s scope will be even great for this project. Miller will reteam with production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt for the film.
Check out highlights from the press conference below as we await more details.