Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

“Furiosa: The Mad Max Saga” will debut at the Cannes Film Festival

The film will be shown in the non-competitive section. Interestingly “Mad Max: Fury Road”, the previous part of the series, also debuted in Cannes. This year’s festival will take place from May 14 to 25. “Furiosa” will hit French cinemas on May 22. It has not been announced when it will be shown in Cannes.

When the world falls, young Furiosa is kidnapped from the Green Place of Many Mothers. He falls into the hands of the powerful Biker Horde, led by the warlord Dementus. After crossing the Wasteland, the kidnappers reach the Citadel, where Eternal Joe rules. Two tyrants begin to fight for power, and Furiosa must survive many trials while gathering the resources that will allow her to return home – reads the official description of the film.

“Furiosa: The Mad Max Saga” is the long-awaited return to the iconic dystopian world created by George Miller over 30 years ago in the “Mad Max” films. The new installment of the series is an original and stand-alone adventure, showing the beginnings of the fearless character played by Charlize Theron in the film “Mad Max: Fury Road”.

The main role was given to Anya Taylor-Joy. She will be partnered by Chris Hemsworth in the film.

Director George Miller describes his new project as a “saga”, emphasizing that the action of “Furiosa” will take place over 15 years.

The start of filming for the new installment of the “Mad Max” series was delayed due to legal wrangling between Miller and Warner Bros. studio. As is usually the case in such situations, it was about money. Miller’s company, which produced the film “Mad Max: Fury Road,” demanded that Warner Bros. $9 million for coming in below the film’s $157 million budget. In turn, representatives of Warner Bros. they believed that Miller’s company had breached the existing contract. It was previously agreed that the film would be 100 minutes long and would be given a lower age rating, but the final result was a 120-minute R-rated film for adults. Both sides finally reached an agreement.

Miller not only directed the film about Furiosa, he also co-wrote the screenplay. This will be the fifth production in the series, which began in 1979 with the film “Mad Max”. It became a ticket to an acting career for Mel Gibson.