Now that filming has begun on the Mad Max prequel, Furiosa, the first images have surfaced of the production set in New South Wales, Australia.
Thanks to Cinema Solace, we see a few grainy photos that look like they may have been taken by a journalist or fan creeping on the new set. I mean, if I lived near NSW, I’d be doing the same thing, so I can’t blame them.
First set images of George Miller’s ‘Furiosa’ starring Anya Taylor-Joy filming in Australia. pic.twitter.com/dajxwYMfCL
— Cinema Solace (@solacecinema) June 18, 2022
The first photo seems to show a group of bikers, possibly Rock Riders, in formation. There’s also a close-up shot of that group, which also shows one of the stunt riders with his mask off, so this was probably taken in between shots.
Another photo shows a distant shot of a few vehicles in a very small gate set. One of the vehicles, which looks to be a late 70s Mercury Cougar, has either a mounted gun on top or a camera rig. It’s hard to tell from the photo (and its close-up) but the car certainly has that Mad Max look to it.
In a video we featured last week from Mad Max Bible, Furiosa’s vehicle supervisor, Laurie Faen, put the word out that they were looking for drawings of a 1977-78 Mercury Cougar XRT, so this may be connected to that.
Despite the fact that these photos don’t really show us much (except that the Rock Riders may be in Furiosa), it’s good to see that production is underway.
Mad Max: Furiosa will star Anya Taylor-Joy as a young Furiosa. It will also star Chris Hemsworth, Nathan Jones, and Tom Burke in un-named roles and feature the return of iconic costume designer Jenny Beavan, screenwriter Nico Lathouris, and film editor Margaret Sixel.
Mad Max: Furiosa will premiere on May 24, 2024.