Few things get me more hyped up than the idea of another Mad Max film from George Miller. Which is weird because while I enjoy the series, I'm only head over heels in love with The Road Warrior. Still, I really want Mad Max: Fury Road to happen. I wish it had Mel Gibson in it, but with Tom Hardy taking his place, that's hardly a deal breaker. Especially after seeing these production photos in August.
But God disagrees. God hated the second half of Beyond Thunderdome so much that he decreed no more Mad Maxes should be made at all. Ever the badass, George Miller told him to fuck off. But while Australians scare the rest of the world, they don't scare God. Miller laid the gauntlet; God responded by drowning the Australian Outback. Miller pushed forward anyway, and production actually began in Namibia (as in, Vietnamibia).
God is now cock-blocking Miller with bureaucracy. Aided by a bunch of negative mini-miracles on set (food poisoning, stubbed toes, car problems, too many clouds, etc.) God has set production back five days over schedule. According to THR, studio execs have responded by sending producer Denise di Novi (she helped Tim Burton with some of his films) over to, I guess, crack the whip and make sure Miller isn't over there screwing around.
Unless God really gets cracking with some real plague action, it seems unlikely Warner Bros. will just pull the plug on Fury Road. But does anyone else get the idea that this Denise di Novi lady might be a bit of a bummer on set? This kind of thing happens in movies about movies all the time, and it's rarely a good thing.
So Fury Road will likely still come out, but thanks to God, it might end up too comprised to matter.