Principal photography began 9 July on the dystopian action adventure “Mad Max: Fury Road”, written and directed by “Mad Max” creator George Miller. It's the fourth in the franchise’s history and stars Tom Hardy in the title role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa and Nicholas Hoult.
According to Miller, “Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.”
Shooting is taking place in Africa with the support of the Australian government. Originally slated to be shot in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, the production was forced to relocate due to severe flooding, rendering the Australian landscape unsuitable for the film. The rain turned the area into an oasis instead of the post-apocalyptic terrain that is the setting for Max’s world.