News

Mad Max Furiosa FIRST LOOK: Filming for the prequel gets underway in Broken Hill 


Production on the fifth Mad Max film, Furiosa, is well and truly underway.

On Wednesday, large marquees and trailers were spotted in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill in New South Wales. 

The prequel’s biggest stars, Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, along with the film’s director George Miller arrived in Broken Hill last week.  

Mad Max Furiosa FIRST LOOK: Production on the prequel has begun in the Australian outback. On Wednesday, large marquees and trailers were spotted in Broken Hill, New South Wales

Also spotted in the outback location were some of the modified vehicles to appear in the film, including what appeared to be a vintage car with a machine gun mounted to the roof and a tow truck with a harpoon gun attached. 

Anya, 26, was last week spotted boarding a private jet at Sydney Airport for Broken Hill with the director.

The Queen’s Gambit actress is shooting Furiosa with the likes of Hemsworth, Tom Burke and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, with the film slated for a 2024 release.

She will star as a young Imperator Furiosa, the war captain previously played by Charlize Theron in 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road.

Down Under: The prequel's biggest stars, Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, along with the film's director George Miller arrived in Broken Hill earlier this week. Anya, 26, is pictured in London on April 5

Down Under: The prequel’s biggest stars, Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, along with the film’s director George Miller arrived in Broken Hill earlier this week. Anya, 26, is pictured in London on April 5

Star power: Chris (pictured), 38, was praised by former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for helping put 'Australia on the map' by shooting Down Under

Star power: Chris (pictured), 38, was praised by former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for helping put ‘Australia on the map’ by shooting Down Under

Bringing Hollywood Down Under: Last year, Berejiklian announced the highly anticipated Mad Max prequel would be filmed locally

Bringing Hollywood Down Under: Last year, Berejiklian announced the highly anticipated Mad Max prequel would be filmed locally

Last week, Anya touched down in Australia with her boyfriend Malcolm as she prepares to film the Mad Max prequel.

The actress, who was born in Miami and raised between London and Argentina, posted a selfie to Instagram with her musician boyfriend Malcolm McRae after arriving Down Under last Thursday.

‘It’s Thursday in Aus so… sending love from the future,’ she wrote in the caption, joking about the time difference between the U.S. and Australia.

A boost for the economy: Berejiklian said it would be the 'largest film ever to be filmed here', creating 850 jobs and injecting at least $350million into the local economy

A boost for the economy: Berejiklian said it would be the ‘largest film ever to be filmed here’, creating 850 jobs and injecting at least $350million into the local economy 

Praise: Berejiklian went on to praise the movie's cast and crew, and said the production would 'showcase Australian talent at its best'

Praise: Berejiklian went on to praise the movie’s cast and crew, and said the production would ‘showcase Australian talent at its best’ 

Gushing comments: 'Chris, who's made Australia his home, he's a global superstar and works here in NSW, and I couldn't feel prouder about him and his generation of actors that are really continuing to put Australia on the map,' she said

Gushing comments: ‘Chris, who’s made Australia his home, he’s a global superstar and works here in NSW, and I couldn’t feel prouder about him and his generation of actors that are really continuing to put Australia on the map,’ she said

Weapons of choice: Also spotted in the outback location were some of the modified vehicles to appear in the film, including what appeared to be a vintage car with a machine gun mounted to the roof and a tow truck with a harpoon gun attached

Weapons of choice: Also spotted in the outback location were some of the modified vehicles to appear in the film, including what appeared to be a vintage car with a machine gun mounted to the roof and a tow truck with a harpoon gun attached 

Anya sported short red hair with a blunt fringe, prompting fans to remark she was channeling her character Beth Harmon from Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit.

Last year, former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the highly anticipated Mad Max prequel would be filmed locally.

Berejiklian said it would be the ‘largest film ever to be filmed here’, creating 850 jobs and injecting at least $350million into the local economy.

Role: Anya will star as a young Imperator Furiosa, the war captain previously played by Charlize Theron in 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road

Role: Anya will star as a young Imperator Furiosa, the war captain previously played by Charlize Theron in 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road 

Stars in Oz: Last week, Anya touched down in Australia with her boyfriend Malcolm as she prepares to film the Mad Max prequel

Stars in Oz: Last week, Anya touched down in Australia with her boyfriend Malcolm as she prepares to film the Mad Max prequel 

Loved-up: The actress, who was born in Miami and raised between London and Argentina, posted a selfie to Instagram with her musician boyfriend Malcolm McRae after arriving Down Under last Thursday

Loved-up: The actress, who was born in Miami and raised between London and Argentina, posted a selfie to Instagram with her musician boyfriend Malcolm McRae after arriving Down Under last Thursday 

She went on to praise the movie’s cast and crew, and said the production would ‘showcase Australian talent at its best’.

‘Chris, who’s made Australia his home, he’s a global superstar and works here in NSW, and I couldn’t feel prouder about him and his generation of actors that are really continuing to put Australia on the map,’ she said.

Anya is best known for playing the lead role in Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, as well as the films Emma and The Northman, in which she stars alongside Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman.

Mad Max Furiosa is scheduled for release in 2024.

In good spirits: Anya posted this selfie and joked about the time difference between the U.S. and Australia in the post's caption, 'It's Thursday in Aus so¿ sending love from the future'

In good spirits: Anya posted this selfie and joked about the time difference between the U.S. and Australia in the post’s caption, ‘It’s Thursday in Aus so… sending love from the future’ 

Origin story: Charlize Theron is pictured in 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road

Origin story: Charlize Theron is pictured in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road



Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button