Mad Max director George Miller has announced a video game based on the iconic films. It's to be made by Creative Alliance and directed by God of War II director Cory Barlog (whose last name is almost cool). Newsweek has posted an interview with Miller. Here are some highlights:
On why the movie "Mad Max: Fury Road" was never filmed:
We were all ready to go, within eleven weeks of shooting the next
"Mad Max" movie, "Fury Road." This was way back when the war in Iraq
started, and that really threw this out for a whole host of reasons,
not the least of which was that the American dollar crashed against the
Australian dollar. And apart from that, just insurances, getting
vehicles and stuff there on container ships--all that slowed down
around the world. So we had to move on to "Happy Feet," because that
was going to take a long time.
On whether Mel Gibson will star in the movie and the videogame:
There's not much else in the interview about the actual game. The interview deals mostly with how Miller is going to start getting heavily involved in making video games. Interesting. Here's the intro to the article, and here is part 1 and part 2.
Oh, it wouldn't be with Mel....I didn't realize it was so long ago but, he was 20, well, he was 21 when
he first played Mad Max. He's in his 50's now--it's too old. Yeah, I
think for "The Road Warrior" he was 22 or 23 or something, so he was
just a baby back then.
Newsweek also has a 2 part interview with Cory Barlog along similar lines. Check out part 1 here, and part 2 here.