Mad Max Creator Describes Proposed 4th Film as 'Anime'

posted on 2009-03-06 00:33 EST

Not-So-Daily-Link of the Day: The MTV Movies Blog reports that Mad Max film screenwriter/director George Miller is describing his proposal for the fourth film in the franchise as "anime." A fourth film was written and planned for filming in 2003, until the project was cancelled when financing fell through due to the Iraq War. Miller is reviving plans for the fourth film, and the team is "in the early stages writing and designing" for a process that may take two years.

However, despite the "anime" label, the project will not neccessarily be made in Japan. Miller told the MTV Movies Blog, "The anime is an opportunity for me to shift a little bit about what anime is doing because anime is ripe for an adjustment or sea change. It's coming in games and I believe it's the same in anime. There's going to be a hybrid anime where it shifts more towards Western sensibilities. [Japanese filmmaker Akira] Kurosawa was able to bridge that gap between the Japanese sensibilities and the West and make those definitive films."

(Pictured to the right is the Japanese DVD cover for the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.)

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