Mad Max 4: Fury Road

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by iridium_ionizer, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Mildly Dipped

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    There is potential for using CGI animation for post-apocalyptic, but a lot of it depends on how gritty the setting appears, how realistic the character are design, how grounded the action feels, how life-like the animation moves, and how well the voices are performed. And there will definitely be something lost when going from live-action (for starters car carnage won't feel quite so awesome when you know that those aren't real cars, likewise with fight scenes). I hope George Miller can get all of the grittiness right, but it will definitely be a tall order.
     
  2. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Well, the FFVII movie was basically a promo for PS3 though. Square is decent at making 3d, but nothing that's much better than what, say, Pixar can do, just slightly different style.

    I think action scene grittiness and realism is least of worries. If you think about it, any modern movie does that with CGI, and it's pretty much unthinkable without it - Matrix, Transformers, Watchmen, you name it. It's up to the animation company, but as long as the producer has the buck, there shouldn't be any trouble.

    IMO the most "suspension of disbelief" will be required for characters, since western audiences are not as used to serious animated features. And if they hire good actors to voice the appropriate characters - so that the audience can identify their voice - and pretty much recreate the actors in 3D (associated character more than appearance) - then voice acting shouldn't be much of a problem. There isn't much of a voice-acting culture, but if yo do things appropriately it SHOULD (notice the emphasis) work.
     
  3. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    Agreed and I'd be very excited if Pixar was working on it (and being true to the style of Mad Max).
     
  4. Dirk Magirk

    Dirk Magirk Interstellar Vacuum Road Warrior oTO Orderite

    Oct 30, 2008
    I hope it turns out worthwhile, it would be nice to see a well done outing in the wastes. That being said, it had damn well better have boomerang induced dismemberment.
     
  5. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    The last Resident Evil called "Degeneration" was made in full 3D animation.

    It looked cool, but facial expressions and body movements were horrible!
     
  6. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Mildly Dipped

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    I remember seeing the trailer and I thought it was a game cutscene (which can be pretty slick looking nowadays, but can't compare to the polish that should be in a life-like CGI film today). From seeing this some of it look great, but some of the lighting is a bit off occasionally, and some of the zombies look poorly animated stiff instead of rigamortis stiff.
     
  7. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    makes you wonder why the main characters still haven't invested in lightweight shark suits...

    though it still allows you to be crushed, it'd save them some blood. ;)
     
  8. Scowl

    Scowl First time out of the vault

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    Nov 21, 2008
    As I recall, Miller only directed the action sequences in Thunderdome because he lost interest in the movie after Byron Kennedy died. That other dude directed the rest of movie, which kind of explains a lot. I wouldn't hold Thunderdome against Miller.
     
  9. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Mildly Dipped

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    Jul 24, 2007
    Any thoughts about the production now that it has switched to live action? Opinions on Tom Hardy being cast as the male lead? Has anyone seen him in any films other than Star Trek: Nemesis?

    The recent NMA update in the news section was good, but since this is Mad Max we're talking about and new details keep surfacing I think this deserves to be a continual topic in the General Discussion forum as much as anything else does.
     
  10. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    I'm really happy its going to be live action, I'm wondering how far they will go with the setting.

    edit: IMDB has it listed as "Fury Road" not Mad Max 4: Fury Road now, sounds like a smart move to me.
     
  11. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

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    For a good idea what Tom Hardy is capable of watch the movie "Bronson". It is brilliant. I dunno about him playing as Max, but he'd make one hell of a main villain.
     
  12. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Yea it is just Fury Road. The movie won't be about Mad Max and the character will probably not be there in any shape or form. As far as I could figure out from IMDB forums, it's a tale of a completely different character that will take place in the Road Warrior universe.

    I've seen Tom Hardy in RocknRolla and have absolutely no opinion at this point.

    I do wish they could get Mel, since he seems to be getting back into movies but I'm glad they didn't just stick someone in his place as Max.
     
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    maybe a movie with Mel playing the "old" max could be great somehow. Just some idea though for the case one eve want to make a movie with real actors.

    For CGI. Well the only thing I think is some issue is the style. If the Mad Max movie gets done by japanese studios I dont say they could not make a CGI movie that is a good one but they clearly have a different taste compared to the western media. But maybe I just think to much in sterotypes here. Though remember Metal Gear Solid is I think at least trying to be for some adult audience but you can yet clearly see that its a asian/japanese way of telling a story and how the characters act.
     
  14. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    Don't need to worry about CGI, its going to be live action.
     
  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    actualy that gives me even more reasons to worry.

    Its very certain that they will fuck up the movie. Particularly if Mel is not in it.

    No Mel. No Mad Max for me.
     
  16. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    well its not going to be about Max, just the same world, I mean they did change the name to Fury Road for a reason.
     
  17. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

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    Where's the official news about it being a spinoff and not about Mad Max? Unless George Miller says it himself whatever you hear is just rumors.
     
  18. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Mildly Dipped

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    Jul 24, 2007
    Movie gossip site Moviehole reveals that George Miller is making not one but two new Max Max films. (News first spilled by Twitchfilm). This was brought to light when Teresa Palmer dropped out because the 1 year commitment of shooting in Australia.

    Bottom line: 2 movies shot back to back for a year in Australia.
    Mad Max Fury Road and Mad Max Furiosa. This will likely be a reboot.

    UPDATE:

    Further news since the first part broke, principle photography has been delayed until February 2011. This was likely caused by scripting and casting delays. The filming is now also confirmed to be in 3D (with 3D cameras capturing the action, not the post-production kind). The movie is now scheduled for a 2012 release.

    Also WETA (the effects house behind the Lord of the Rings movies) has been contracted with to work on "conceptual design, Specialty Make-Up FX, Costume and Dummies."
     
  19. vanzizzle

    vanzizzle It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 15, 2010
    Mad Max

    They're making a 4th, James Frechville apparently auditioned for the part.

    What do you guys think?
     
  20. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    We guys think you should use the search function next time. Merged.