The upcoming Mad Max prequel Furiosa will be filmed in New South Wales


Mad Max prequel Furiosa starring star Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy will be filmed in New South Wales adding 850 local jobs and injecting $350million into the economy

The New South Wales government has announced that the highly anticipated Mad Max prequel, Furiosa, will be filmed locally.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement at a press conference in Sydney on Monday, alongside star Chris Hemsworth, director George Miller and producer Doug Mitchell.

Berejiklian stated that it will be the ‘largest film ever to be filmed here’, adding 850 local jobs and injecting at least $350million into the local economy.

Coming soon: The New South Wales government has announced that the highly anticipated Mad Max prequel, Furiosa, will be filmed locally. Pictured, Chris Hemsworth at the announcement in Sydney on Monday

She went on to praise the upcoming blockbuster’s cast and crew, and claimed it would be ‘showcasing Australian talent at its best’. 

‘Chris, who’s made Australia his home, he’s a global superstar and works here in NSW, and I couldn’t feel prouder about him and his generation of actors that are really continuing to put Australia on the map,’ she added.

Minister for the Arts Paul Fletcher said it was ‘very important’ that Australia supported the film industry, and described the Mad Max franchise as an ”iconic Australian production’

Out of Hollywood: Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement at a press conference in Sydney on Monday, alongside star Chris Hemsworth (centre), director George Miller (right) and producer Doug Mitchell (left)

Out of Hollywood: Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement at a press conference in Sydney on Monday, alongside star Chris Hemsworth (centre), director George Miller (right) and producer Doug Mitchell (left)

On show: Berejiklian praised the upcoming blockbuster's cast and crew at the press conference, and claimed it would be 'showcasing Australian talent at its best'

On show: Berejiklian praised the upcoming blockbuster’s cast and crew at the press conference, and claimed it would be ‘showcasing Australian talent at its best’

‘Australia is really experiencing a boom in film at the moment,’ he added, explaining that the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was to thank.

Mad Max Furiosa is slated for release in 2023, and will also star Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role.

The role was originally portrayed by Charlize Theron in the 2015 blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Original: The role was originally portrayed by Charlize Theron (pictured) in the 2015 blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road

Original: The role was originally portrayed by Charlize Theron (pictured) in the 2015 blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road

Taking over: Mad Max Furiosa is slated for release in 2023, and will also star Anya Taylor-Joy (pictured at the premiere of Emma in LA in February 2020) in the title role

Taking over: Mad Max Furiosa is slated for release in 2023, and will also star Anya Taylor-Joy (pictured at the premiere of Emma in LA in February 2020) in the title role

In an interview with The New York Times in May last year, Miller said he originally considered using de-aging technology to make Charlize, 45, appear younger.

‘For the longest time, I thought we could just use CG de-aging on Charlize, but I don’t think we’re nearly there yet,’ the 76-year-old filmmaker told the publication.

He eventually settled on 25-year-old Anya, who has won recent praise for her roles in The Queen’s Gambit and Emma. 

'Chris, who's made Australia his home, he's a global superstar and works here in NSW, and I couldn't feel prouder about him and his generation of actors that are really continuing to put Australia on the map,' added Berejiklian

‘Chris, who’s made Australia his home, he’s a global superstar and works here in NSW, and I couldn’t feel prouder about him and his generation of actors that are really continuing to put Australia on the map,’ added Berejiklian

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