Mad Max: Fury Road is now in the early stages of pre-production. This will be the fourth installment in the series that began with Mad Max and was continued by Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome. To maintain setting it too will be filmed in Australia: <blockquote>Aussie film director George Miller says pre-production work will start next week on the latest Mad Max film, which is to be produced in New South Wales. Thirty years after the release of the original Mad Max, Miller is preparing to head out west for Fury Road - the fourth installment of the popular franchise. Filming on Fury Road will begin in NSW in August 2010. Casting for the lead role is already underway, but the big question is whether Mel Gibson is set to return as the star. Miller is staying tight-lipped about who he would like to take the lead.</blockquote> Special thanks to Dutch of Duck and Cover for this news.