Wednesday, 7 July 2010

If I was in charge...

... these films would be in production RIGHT NOW!

A new Mad Max movie with the same production team (or as close as dammit) but starring Sam Worthington. Yeah? can you see it? Can you see Sam in the cop leathers nailing bikers in his 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe? Sorry - his V8 Interceptor?

I know I can. Sam would be the perfect for the restart of the Mad Max movies, though Tom Hardy, the guy they have in mind according to, will no doubt do an excellent job as he's a great actor. But Sam Worthington, man! I don't care how much Clash of the Titans sucked, he'd be perfect for it.

Then, I'd give Clint Eastwood a call for him to direct a new 'Man With No Name' spaghetti western, with Hugh Jackman playing the dude himself.

Oh, come on - don't tell me you don't see it. Watch 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' and don't try and tell me the scene where Blondie's hair is all stuck up when he rolls down the sand dune after being dragged along by Tuco doesn't make him look like Wolverine.

You know I'm right, Hollywood. You bloody well do.

Have a look at the video below (not for kids, I have to warn you!). This is how the new Mad Max movie should be made: hands-on with no CGI or dodgy computer effects. Real. Solid. Oh, and the moment at 4:25 in is possibly the greatest 'F*** you!' cinema moment ever, without the need for words. Just look at the carnage that one shot causes!


  1. One of the joys of Mad Max was the lonely shoddyness of it. Everywhere was open and desolate and the sets were a bit shoddy. In parts, it felt a bit like Vanishing Point (1970 Challenger 440 RT, white) and was all the more cool for it. Also, I liked that bikers were senseless evil. No reasoned backstory, they were just BAD. B.A.D. bad.

  2. I also liked the fact that the breakdown of civilisation wasn't war or the fact that politicians were screwing with everyone - it was because society broke down because people simply stopped caring. It was *our* fault it all went wrong.

    Mad Max 2 took that further and said 'you think this is bad, see what happens when the oil runs out!' That's a great film, maybe even better then the first.

    Then they made Beyond Thunderdome and, well... yeah. They fell back on the 'there was a nuclear war' post-apoc standard. Thanks for that.

  3. Tom Hardy on Max:
    Imagine a hungry wolf. Or like when you put a cat in the bath. You grab a cat by the throat and stuff it under the fucking water. You know what it looks like? That’s what I’m going to look like. But like a puma. Very hungry and very dangerous. It’s imperative.


  4. Back around the first X-Men film, Bryan Singer found a painting or a photo (I don't recall which) of Clint Eastwood as The Man With No Name in a car boot sale, and bought it for Jackman because of the similarity between the two. Later, he joked that he would buy the remake rights to Eastwood's films and do them again with Jackman. I've never known how true the story was, but you reminded me of it just now.