We’ve featured Brandon Bird’s fantastic pop art on io9 before, mainly because it is uniformly awesome. But his newest piece, in which a certain post-apocalyptic rocker has been ousted by the maddest man of all, Kenny G, may be our favorite yet. Check out more of Bird’s mind-blowingly great pieces on his website.
Or, at least, Warner Bros. would like to people to be forced to mention Mad Max: Fury Road when discussing next year’s Academy Awards nominations for Best Picture–for a massive, free amount of publicity, even though it doesn’t really expect Fury Road to get nominated, let alone win.
There were three major attempts to resurrect old franchises this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Genisys, and Jurassic World. One was a critical hit with modest commercial success, one was a failure at both, and the third was a greater commercial than critical success. What lessons can we learn from them?
During director George Miller’s long, long trek to get a fourth Mad Max movie made, at one point in the ‘00s he had the idea to make it an anime movie. It never materialized, which is probably for the best since Fury Road was great. But now we finally have a brief look at what might have been!
As excited as I am about Avengers 2, I think Mad Max: Fury Road has a solid chance at being the surprise hit of the year. Its awesomeness comes in large part being a truly modern version of George Miller's original classic Mad Max movies — as illustrated perfectly in this new international "Legacy" trailer.
The first international trailer for the almost jaw-droppingly amazing new Mad Max movie is here. It doesn't contain much new footage, but it contains some, if you're even half as excited as we are for the long-awaited sequel, then you'll definitely want to check it out.
This is a nice exercise in film editing, and in comparing the new Mad Max movie to its predecessors. Youtube user Mad Max Dedication uses footage from Mad Max II that matches footage in the Fury Road teaser from ComicCon to make a trailer for The Road Warrior that looks really great.
Like Angelina Jolie before her, Natalie Portman passes on Cuaron's astronaut epic...but another star's in the running. Vincenzo Natali knows how he wants to depict Neuromancer's cyberspace. Idris Elba's taking on another Marvel role. Wallace Shawn joins Eureka. Spoilers alive!
There's been a lot of movement on the Mad Max 4 front in the last few days, including confirmation of the movie's title, a date being given for production beginning, and director George Miller talking to reporters about the project.