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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ sequel already in the works, says George Miller

Those who were lovers of the classic Mad Max trilogy and those who were blown away by Fury Road, be prepared for a sequel in the next decade.

Deadline spoke to Australian director George Miller this week and extracted a few important tidbits about the sequel to 2015’s visual feast Mad Max: Fury Road. Miller is currently working on a project titled Three Thousand Years of Longing, a film he has already declared “anti-Mad Max” in terms of mood and visual style.

Fury Road director George Miller is already planning a Mad Max sequel amidst production of his current project.

Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are attached to the current feature and it’s set to go into production in early 2020, but don’t think for a moment Miller has forgotten about Max, he has already started planning the sequel. In fact, it seems organising and generating stories for these projects simultaneously is tremendously helpful to the 74-year-old visionary.

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.’

If you remember correctly, Fury Road spent a little over two decades in development hell before exploding onto the silver screen, garnering critical acclaim and becoming one of the biggest box office stories of 2015.

It means we’ll need to wait for a whole different film to get done before we see Max again, but it’s at least comforting to know that we will.