Cameras are officially rolling for Academy Award-winning filmmaker George Miller’s Furiosa, the highly-anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road prequel. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit, The Northman) in the title role alongside Chris Hemsworth, with images of the set location in New South Wales, Australia recently surfacing online.
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The flick will see Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit, The Northman) explore the origin story of Charlize Theron’s character in the 2015 blockbuster hit. Joining the project, Hemsworth (Thor) has been cast as the main villain, yet very little of his role has been revealed to date.
The synopsis reads: “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.”
Miller penned the script with Mad Max: Fury Road co-writer Nico Lathouris and produces it alongside his longtime partner, Oscar-nominated producer Doug Mitchell (Mad Max: Fury Road, Babe). The new feature is being produced by Miller’s own Australian-based Kennedy Miller Mitchell banner, together with the filmmaker’s “Fury Road” partners Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.
“I’ll tell you how it’s going when it’s finished, but it has got off to a lovely start,” director George Miller told Deadline in a recent interview. “All I can say about my excitement about doing it is that it’s definitely exciting, because even though it’s certainly of that world of Fury Road, it’s also got a lot of the differences we’ve been talking about. Again, it’s uniquely familiar. And probably the biggest difference is the timespan. Fury Road happened over three days and two nights and this one happens over 15 years. So, it’s a saga.”
Furiosa is scheduled to hit theatres on May 24, 2024.