Mad Max fans get a glimpse of the much anticipated upcoming Australian post-apocalyptic action adventure film FURIOSA directed by Oscar winning Greek Australian director George Miller, following publication of the synopsis.
“As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by the Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.” read the released synopsis.
FURIOSA is the origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before she teamed up with Mad Max in ‘Fury Road’ and is co-written by George Miller and fellow Greek Australian Nico Lathouris, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the titular character Furiosa and Chris Hemsworth.
Miller chose Taylor-Joy for the titular role after seeing her performance in an early cut of the film Last Night in Soho and for her audition he assigned her the “Mad as Hell” monologue from Sidney Lumet’s Network. Due to a scheduling conflict, Abdul-Mateen II exited the project in November, with Tom Burke cast to replace him. In January 2022, it was reported that Simon Duggan would be serving as cinematographer. In June 2022, it was reported Nathan Jones and Angus Sampson were set to reprise their roles from Fury Road.
The film was awarded a $175 million filming incentive, and spent a total of $233 million in Australia, the most-ever for a film production in the country. After multiple different dates were reported for the start of filming, Deadline confirmed in a May 2022 interview with Miller that second unit filming was currently underway in Australia in advance of principal photography. In May 2022, second unit filming moved to Hay with more scheduled to take place in Silverton.
Principal photography began on June 1, 2022, in Australia with the film due for release on May 24, 2024.