As the saying goes,”The best laid plans of mice and men have gone awry by the by.” Such seems to be the case with George Miller’s long in development Mad Max: Fury Road. If I remember correctly, Miller’s original intention was to film Fury Road with Mel Gibson returning as Max, but that obviously never happened.
Now, the cast is set with Tom Hardy taking over for Gibson and Charlize Theron, and her newly shaved head, in a supporting role.
Now that the cast and shooting schedule are locked, filming should be a breeze correct?
Not so fast. Miller created a new 3D camera system to shoot the extensive stunts and various action sequences, but that is not to be.
Mad Max: Fury Road will be post-converted to 3D.
Cinematographer John Seale said he will use the following cameras to shoot Fury Road:
• 4 ARRI ALEXA Plus cameras (for standard sound shooting)
• 3 ARRI ALEXA M cameras (for the interior of trucks)
• 6 Canon 5D cameras (for stunt situations)
• 7 Olympus P5 cameras (as pure “crash” cameras)
So, I guess we’re getting another post-converted 3D film. Maybe they should just stop the whole 3D thing? Grosses for the format are dropping and the fad seems to be dying out. Personally, I don’t see anything in 3D unless that’s all that’s available.
What do you think?