Mad Max: Fury Road shoot rolls on

02 September, 2013 by Don Groves

The fourth edition of George Miller’s Mad Max franchise finished principal photography last December after a six-month shoot in Namibia and South Africa.

But that’s far from a wrap for Mad Max: Fury Road. Three weeks of additional shooting will begin in Sydney on November 22.


Casting calls have gone out for a number of roles, all believed to be non—speaking, including an Aboriginal elder, a girl, youth and husband and wife.

Talent agents have been told the producers are looking for odd, idiosyncratic faces. Given the post-Apocalyptic setting, all must have slim builds.

IF understands at least some members of the ensemble cast have also been asked to take part in the three-week shoot.

Fury Road follows Mad Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), who is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a war rig driven by Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron).

Nicholas Hoult plays Nux, with Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe  and Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus. Playing a group known as The Wives are Zoe Kravitz as Toast, Riley Keough as Capable, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Splendid, Abbey Lee Kershaw as The Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile. Mel Gibson, the original Max, has a cameo as a character named Drifter.

The bulk of the film was shot in the Namibian desert although production moved to the Cape Town Film Studio towards the end of the shoot. Deluxe Australia is working on the post-production and visual effects. lists the Warner Bros-Village Roadshow Pictures production as a 2014 release. However the film doesn’t appear on Roadshow’s release schedule.

It’s likely that few people apart from Miller and producer Doug Mitchell know when it’ll be finished and ready to release.