‘Mad Max’ Prequel ‘Furiosa’ Will Be The Biggest Movie Ever Made In Australia

Six years after the critically-acclaimed ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ director George Miller announced he will co-write and direct a prequel film titled ‘Furiosa.’ This movie will focus on Imperator Furiosa, now played by ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ actress Anya Taylor-Joy, replacing Charlize Theron.
According to GQ magazine, Miller revealed that the action flick will be the “largest film ever” made in Australia at an event with star Chris Hemsworth. Franchise newcomer Gladys Berejiklian claimed the production will generate 800 jobs in the New South Wales region and an estimated $350 million into the economy.
‘Furiosa’ is a prequel film that will focus on the fan-favorite Imperator Furiosa, who freed helped liberate a group of slave brides in the post-apocalyptic world with the help of Mad Max, played by Tom Hardy. Little is known about the plot other than it will span over the course of several years.
In October 2020, Anya Taylor-Joy discussed taking over the role of Furiosa and joining the ‘Mad Max’ franchise.
“I am currently in Belfast shooting a movie and I was here when I saw ‘Fury Road’ for the first time,” she said according to IndieWire. “I walked passed the cinema where I first was amazed by this incredible mind of George Miller. It’s difficult to put into words. I feel so humbled and grateful. I think the first thing I thought was ‘I am so excited to work so hard.’ The level of commitment that has been shown by those who came before me, I endeavor to match that. That makes me really excited. I have so much respect for the originators of this crazy world and this collection of characters. I am excited to work really hard.”
“I fell in love with Furiosa because of the way Charlize presented her,” ‘The New Mutants’ actress continued. “She did such an incredible job. It was so beautiful. I can’t even think about trying to step into her shoes. It has to be something different because it just can’t be done.”
“I’ve already started dreaming about [Furiosa] and she’s coming in very strong,” she added. “I’m so committed to working as hard as possible as I can. I always said that I wanted a role that I would have to give everything to, it wouldn’t just be my mind but my body, what I’m doing with myself when I’m not on set. I’m so excited for that and to push myself past the limits of what my brain thought was possible.”

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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