Principal photography is underway for Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller’s “Furiosa,” the iconic reaction he created more than 30 years ago with the groundbreaking “Mad Max” film. The much-anticipated return to the world of Utopia, this time in an original new indie action film adventure will reveal the origins of the powerful characters from the Oscar-winning global smash Mad Max: Fury Road. The new film is being produced by Miller’s own Kennedy Miller Mitchell banner in Australia, in conjunction with the filmmaker’s “Fury Road” partners Warner Bros. Pictures and Country Roadshow Pictures. Anya Taylor-Joy stars alongside Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke.
Some new set photos have hit the internet, including a very illegible Taylor-Joy:
Anya Taylor-Joy looks beyond recognition while filming Mad Max prequel Furiosa https://t.co/0YQO2ceB3a
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As the world crumbled, young Furiosa was snatched from the green fields of many of her mothers and fell into the hands of a great tribe of bikers led by warlord Demontus. Sweeping across the wasteland, they encounter a castle presided over by Undead Joe. While two tyrants vie for dominance, Furiosa must pass many tests to find her way home.
Taylor-Joy recently appeared in Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” and Robert Eggers’ “Northern Man”. She also starred in the romantic comedy “Emma,” based on the Jane Austen novel. Her other features include M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi thriller “Split,” and his follow-up “Glass,” in which she reprised her role from the previous film. She also played a chess prodigy in the hugely successful miniseries “The Queen’s Tactics.”
Hemsworth is familiar with high-intensity action, having starred in the “Avengers” and “Thor” movies and most recently, “Extract.” His other film credits include “Bad Times at the Royal Hotel,” “12 Strong,” “In the Heart of the Ocean,” “Rush,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and “Star Trek,” to name a few.
Burke is probably best known for his award-nominated role in Joanna Hogg’s film “The Souvenir,” as well as for his lead role in the popular British crime series “CB Strike.” He also starred in Athos in the BBC series The Musketeers, in feature films such as Nicholas Winding Refn’s God’s Forgiveness, and in David Fincher’s Oscar-winning film Mank Played the famous filmmaker Orson Welles.
Miller co-wrote the script with Mad Max: Fury Road co-writer Nico Latouris and worked with his longtime collaborator, Oscar-nominated producer Doug Mitchell (Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Baby”) together. Miller’s creative team behind the scenes includes longtime Australian collaborators such as production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, costume designer Jenny Beavan and make-up designer Lesley Vanderwalt, each of whom has contributed to Mad Max: Fury. Road”, along with 1st Assistant Director PJ Voeten and Unit 2 Director and Stunt Coordinator Guy Norris. DP Simon Duggan (Hacksaw Ridge, The Great Gatsby).
Filming in Australia. The film will be distributed globally by Warner Bros. Pictures.