Transmoto Motor Bike Magazine (via Moviehole) has word from stuntman Cameron Taylor that Mad Max: Fury Road, the upcoming follow-up to Max Max: Beyond Thunder Dome, will feature "130 cars and bikes and 298 stunts!"

Let that sink in a second: 298 stunts. I don't even know what that means. Is there a stunt every 20 seconds? Is that all Max Max: Fury Road is -- one long avant garde montage sequence with motorbikes jumping and crashing and driving and steering and careening and revving? Like Zabriskie Point's ending but a feature-length film featuring non-stop car chases?

There are many things that both confuse and excite me about Mad Max: Fury Road. The fact that a stuntman is seriously talking about 298 stunts in what at most should be a 2 1/2 hour film is just one of them. Fury Road is not supposed to be a reboot of the Max Max franchise: several sources say it will in fact be a direct(ish) sequel to Beyond Thunder Dome. There isn't a big age gap between Mel Gibson, star of the last three Mad Max movies, and Tom Hardy, the new Max: Mel was 29 when he filmed Beyond Thunder Dome while Hardy is 33 now. But I'll be damned if Mel doesn't look older.

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