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George Miller is making an anime 'Mad Max 4'



Tbdgeorgemiller030909 Way back when we were still Baby Juice* (that's our story, and we're sticking to it), we used to watch Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome on HBO at least three times a week, because for some reason we thought Master Blaster was hilarious and Mel Gibson was cool. Then we should be jumping for joy at the news that there's going to be a Mad Max IV, right? Or maybe not.

George Miller, the writer director of Thunderdome and it's previous two tales, Mad Max and The Road Warrior (he also directed 2006's Happy Feet), tells MTV he plans to make another, 23 years later, and without Mad Mel. In fact, he's planning on making it a cartoon -- a stereoscopic effort that would coincide with a video game. Whoop.

"I see myself as someone who is very curious about storytelling and all its various media," Miller said. "I've always loved anime, in particular the Japanese sensibility. It's something I’ve always wanted to do."

Miller said he expects both projects to take at least two years, which will be plenty of time for us to forget all about this silliness and be outraged all over again when it's released.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:26am]


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