5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Mad Max,' 33 Years To The Day After It Hit Theaters

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Any day now, director George Miller will finally get rolling in Namibia on "Fury Road," the long-awaited continuation of the "Mad Max" series. Starring Tom Hardy in the role that launched Mel Gibson's career, with a cast that also includes Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, the film's been in the works for years, but looks to be getting underway in the next month or two.

Which is fitting, as today, April 12th, marks thirty-three years since the inital 1979 Australian release of "Mad Max," the film that birthed the franchise (it made it to U.S. shores the following year). A dystopian actioner about a cop who takes on a vicious motorcycle gang with terrible consequences for his family, it became one of the biggest-ever home-grown hits in Australia, and turned heads all over the world. Warner Bros financed a sequel "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" two years later, with a third, the inferior "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" following in 1985. To mark the anniversary of the m...

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alycakes1655d ago

I have to say that I did learn something new from this article. It's was very interesting and I'm really looking forward to the new one with Tom Hardy.