Chomping at the bit for that "Mad Max: Fury Road" follow-up? George Miller is working on it.
Talking to IndieWire, the Aussie director said he's got at least three more films planned for the franchise: "There are two stories, both involving Mad Max, and also a Furiosa story."
What's holding things up? Some legal troubles with Warner Bros. And once that's over, "it seems to be pretty clear that it’s going to happen," Miller says. Since "Fury Road" won the most Oscars of any film made in 2015 and grossed more than $378 worldwide, that seems like a slam dunk.
"Everybody was running around fearful, it seems, through three regimes," says Miller of the situation at Warner Bros after the AT&T merger. "It was hard to get anyone’s attention, so we went to litigation. The chaos has stabilized and it’s become extremely positive as the dust seems to have settled."
At last year's Comic-Con, Tom Hardysaid he's still committed to making more Mad Max movies as well.
Miller's romantic epic "Three Thousand Years of Longing," starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, which also sounds amazing, might be the next project he shoots.
"Of all the stories there’s this one, 'Three Thousand Years of Longing,' I’ve wanted to tell. It’s a story in various stages of writing that had to be put aside; it’s been around almost 10 years. We’re starting pre-production before the end of the year and shooting early next year," he told IndieWire.
But, he added, "I’ve been there too often when you announce movies are going to happen and then they fall away. It happened three times on 'Fury Road,' and eventually we got the damn thing made. We’re just coming out of a meeting as we speak, and we’re well into pre-production on this one. I’m cautiously optimistic. It’s going well."