Pow! Bang! Screech! MAD MAX: FURY ROAD will feature over 100 cars and 300 stunts!
H.B. "Toby" Halicki's 1982 film JUNKMAN is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the film featuring the most amount of car crashes in movie history - over 250 spectacular stunt wrecks can be witnessed over the course of the film's running time. Most of these occur during a thrilling 45-minute car chase involving an airplane and enough explosions to make THE EXPENDABLES look like a puny fireworks display. Halicki tragically passed away while filming GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS 2, but it looks like director George Miller is looking to continue the legacy of muscle car mayhem in the upcoming MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.
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Stuntman Cameron Taylor had this to say about the next installment of MAD MAX:
“It's a big budget deal that's got 130 cars and bikes and 298 stunts!” And apparently they’re kind of going nuts with them.
He adds, “With Stephen Gall orchestrating the bike side of the stunt program, there's Yamaha YZ250s; R1s with super-long swingarms, knobbies and beefed-up suspension; and Tenere 650s with insane paint jobs. They're going all out on this. I'm literally riding all day at the moment, jumping up cliffs and doing some technical riding.”
Most importantly, they're taking actual cars to their physical limit, and using real life stuntmen during filming, so don't expect to see gravity defying CGI tomfoolery in MAD MAX 4. This is the career highlight for most stuntmen, and an absolute dream for action aficionados.
For fans of classic Ozploitation films like DEAD END DRIVE-IN and THE MAN FROM HONG KONG this is fantastic news. Stuntmen and women like Grant Page and Jeannie Epper are few and far between nowadays, so it's all the more exciting that guys like Cameron Taylor still have the guts to look death in the face, and directors like George Miller still have the balls to capture it on film.
Please don't kill Tom Hardy, George!