George Miller ‘planning Mad Max 4 sans Mel Gibson’

May 18th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Mel Gibson Melbourne, May 18 (ANI): George Miller is reportedly planning to shoot another Mad Max film in Sydney, almost 25 years after the last one.

The fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise could go into production as early as the later part of this year, according to industry insiders.

However, reports also said that it is ‘extremely unlikely’ that actor Mel Gibson, star of the first three films, will be returning to the story.

Miller apparently said two years ago that he thought Gibson was ‘too old’ to play the avenging road warrior.

“It won’t be Mel. He was 21 when he made the first one, now he’s a lot older and his passion is for filmmaking and directing,” quoted Miller as saying.

“I don’t think he is into acting and I don’t think he would be interested in being involved at all,” he added.

At the time, Miller also suggested that he was considering a new, young star for the lead. (ANI)

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