George Miller: "I Won't Make More 'Mad Max' Movies"
The production of Fury Road, which also starred Tom Hardy as the titular character, was a notoriously troubled production: Miller "shot in Australia in a field of wild flowers and flat red earth when it rained heavily forever. We had to wait 18 months and every return to the US was 27 hours."
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Per TheWrap's Reid Nakamura, production for Fury Road first began in the outback of New South Wales in July of 2010, but then had to be relocated to Nambia due to the fierce weather conditions Miller describes.
Miller's decision to step away comes as a bit of a surprise, as he tweeted back in May: "Hello Twitter! Thanks for all the kind words written and said about the film. We had a lot of fun making it and there’s more Max to come."
Fury Road has grossed $376 million worldwide since its May 15, 2015 release, and sports a 97% on the tomatometer. The film also earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director for George Miller, although it didn't win either award.