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HURT LOCKER'S Jeremy Renner... MAD MAX???!!!

Published at: Aug. 1, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here - There have been a great deal of rumblings of this project gaining increasing momentum. The following is not decisive information, meaning Jeremy's reading and screen-testing for the part. That just means he's most likely one in a handful of names at this stage. Now - is Jeremy Renner fucking A you're right for MAD MAX? Yessirree!!! I would be genuinely excited if Renner nabbed the role. It'd be perfect frankly. Damn I love the idea of a MAD MAX movie starring Renner. What about all of you?

Hi Harry Found this interview whilst cruising the net. Jeremy Renner, star of The Hurt Locker, says he's screen-testing for a part in George Miller's Mad Max 4, which still appears to be set to start filming next Summer. What part he's testing for, he didn't say (damn). Anyway, here's the quote and link. "*Q:* What is next for you? *A:* I'm off to Boston on Aug. 19 for a film Ben Affleck is directing called "The Town." It's based on the novel "Prince of Thieves" about a group of career bank robbers. One of the robbers falls in love with a girl we rob. So it's a great crime thriller and romance. It's a lot of fun. I'm a robber. Ben will direct and star. It also has Rebecca Hall ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), and Blake Lively ("Gossip Girl") plays my sister. *I'm also fighting to do the new Mad Max film with George Miller. That might be next summer. I'm screen-testing and meeting George Miller."* ** ModBee.Com Biolumen

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  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    I like it

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Could be cool

    by kwisatzhaderach

    He was awesome in The Hurt Locker. Would much rather see old Mel back though.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Sweet!

    by joemanoh

    Thought he was great in The Hurt Locker. Honestly never thought of him as a choice till now. Could be really cool!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    That one I can see

    by CZ

    You know, the original Mad Max really hasn't held up so well. That one actually feels due for a remake.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Fuck Gibson....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    sorry someone had to.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    I'd rather Gibson..

    by sonnyfern

    Idk, just don't see why not. I bet he can still do action with the best of them.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington Would Have Been Great For The Role, But...

    by Media Messiah

    ..."Terminator: Salvation"...ripped-off much of the look, and even the climatic car chase, from "The Road Warrior". When I saw that, I knew Sam Worthington just lost the role for the lead in the new Mad Max film. Very sad, and unfortunate that this occured...thanks to McG. That said, hopefully, as suggested by me, and others here at AICN.com, perhaps George Miller will take our suggestions and make the new Mad Max the Feral Child from The Road Warrior all grown-up, who has now taken-up the mantle of Max...the drifting Road Warrior who taught him how to fight, by example.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    YES BUT -MEL WOULD BE BEST - NO QUESTION.

    by Mennen

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    cause I'm not gonna play the name game.....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    he's obviously it starts with a r and ends with a acist. But other than that, he wants to milk the 'Lethal Weapon' series. Learn from Clint, Mel, that you shouldn't continue going down the same road.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Would it be a remake????

    by brattyben

    Or a continuation or another story set in that universe? Cause another remake, I think we all agree, we DON'T need.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Whats Mad Max?

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    ....I keed. Old farts

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    HE WAS THE BOMB IN 28 WEEKS LATER & THE HURT LOCKER

    by ChoclateWoman

    heck, roger ebert thinks he should get an oscar nomination for his performance in THL. Pity he got all flamethrowered at the end of 28 weeks. The guy plays military bad ass with a heart of gold like no-one else. Fisting rights to him, for sure.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Good choice

    by DonRivella

    But can Renner do an Aussie accent? I am curious what Miller's plans are for the movie - remake, reboot or just another Mad Max misadventure.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    FUCK YES

    by drturing

    JEREMY RENNER'S WALK AT THE END OF THE HURT LOCKER IS THE MOST BADASS MANLY WALK ONSCREEN SINCE LEE MARVIN WALKED DOWN A HALLWAY IN POINT BLANK. FUCK YES FUCK YES.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    remember mel's dubbed accent way back when?

    by drturing

    wasnt mad max originally dubbed in the us?

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Jeremy Renner is awesome

    by drturing

    he's got this strange potato head but incredible gravity on screen, like you can see what he's thinking. he isn't a vainglorious douchebag. he doesn't look like he got tough in a gym with a trainer doing aerobics, like brad pitt does. he looks like he got tough being beaten by his stepdad and fighting for scraps of food from the canteen floor

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson is Max.

    by otm shank

    But Renner is good in almost everything he's in. Even S.W.A.T<p> Could be alot worse choices out there.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Renner would be the 'Real World' mad max

    by CENOBITE

    Gibson was a bit 'pretty' when he first played Max. However, Renner was incredible in the Hurt Locker... and he has that rough personality that would make a great Mad Max. It could happen.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Hurt Locker is my second favorite movie of the year so far.

    by Rev. Slappy

    I'm surprised it's taken this long for Renner to blow up after its success. Anthony Mackie was great in it, too. Mark Boal's script was a textbook on revealing character through behavior. Great, great movie.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    drturing

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Great line about the manly walk. Totally agree.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    YEAH BECAUSE THERE'S NO BOOKS THAT COULD BE ADAPTED SO...

    by CarlThorMark1978

    Let's just keep remaking every fucking movie made over the last 40 fucking years. You know, I'm not even a fan of Mad Max but I am completely fucking sick and tired of reading about a new remake every motherfucking day and as far as I’m concerned it justifies downloading every piece of shit that the Hollywood trash factory puts out today. You want my money? Give me quality moves with some originality and you'll have my $10, if not, you don;t get one fucking cent.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    yep, he's the perfect mad max, here's why:

    by JAMF

    http://tinyurl.com/nqvo85 GRR!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Steve McQueen

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    Renner needs to star in the Steve Mcqueen biopic, if it's still happening.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    CarlThorMark1978

    by bueno_bob

    It's Mad Max 4. Not a remake. Now breathe and relax.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    JAMF

    by bueno_bob

    LMAO - I get the feeling he'll be the dweeby sidekick that gets killed half way through the movie then...

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    I like Renner but this doesn't seem

    by Xiphos_2

    Like a good fit for him. At least not as the Road Warrior. Supporting character maybe but not the lead. It doesn't really matter though, this dog ain't going to hunt.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    It's true about the dubbed accents.

    by Montag666

    In the last edition DVD of Mad Max, they talk about how they dubbed the soundtrack with American accents because the American distributors thought no one would understand them. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it's totally true. It's in one of the docs from the last edition of Mad Max on DVD. And Renner gets my vote.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Assumptions...

    by bueno_bob

    Seems like there are a lot of people assuming he's auditioning FOR THE LEAD - in reality, he could be reading for anything, right? Doesn't have to be Max personally. Could be he'll get five minutes onscreen or so until some biker gang kills him or something. If that's the case, cool...if he's Max? Forget it!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see a real Mad Max 4 with Gibson.

    by ev1ldead

    If it has to be a remake i'd prefer Eric Bana, Sam Worthington or Bale...if he wasn't already in 20 franchises. <p> Nothing against Renner but I don't think he has leading man quality. (Haven't seen Hurt Locker yet.)

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Any ideas

    by GetEveryone

    as to whether this is a straight up sequel or is it a reboot/reimagining/remake?<P>I'll back Renner for the lead, he's been consistently great in everything he's done and The Hurt Locker cemented him in leading man territory. Seriously, what a great turn.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    NEW DISTRICT 9 PROMO, VERY COOL....

    by CarlThorMark1978

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Cy9u_-O54

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    You people are retarded...

    by Junior Frenger

    ...and I mean that in the nicest possible way, but let's put this into perspective here. All this talk about who should star, should it be a remake/reboot, different characters in the same world, blah,blah, blah... WHO CARES!?!?! George Miller. Mad Max. Nuff said.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson

    by CuervoJones

    There´s no other choice.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Renner's a great actor and if they choose him Im there

    by IndustryKiller!

    It's def an untraditional choice but he's a fuckload better than 95% of the other actors out there. He could do it.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Sounds Like We May Have A "Max"

    by Rorschach1

    He wouldn't likely say he's "fighting" for a role in any film given his recent performance's outstanding reviews, unless it were a major MAJOR role. soooo. more than likely, he will be vying for Mad Max, an antagonist, or a different but still vital role. All of that aside, looking forward to a new Mad Max. Mel had a chance, I say, not necessarily reboot, but start with a different story line that expands the road warrior world a little and gives a bit more plot. Maybe its just me. Seen a lot of straight-shooting action films advertised lately. I'd like to be surprised to find that MM4 has some meat on its bones.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson Kyle! Mel Gibson...

    by Snikkar124

    hail mel gibson:)

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    He doesn't have the look...

    by thedarklinglord

    He may have the acting ability (hell, he's probably over-qualified there), but the look... I'd never in a million years buy it. I'm going to agree with either Eric Bana or Christian Bale, with a strong leaning toward Bana. <br> <br> Eric Bana's a fairly good looking guy, but he dirties up well. And when he moves from gentle to gruff, you can fucking well believe it, because not only does his voice take on a harsh, gritty edge, but he brings a physicality to it. He could sell the "mad" part of Mad Max. <br> <br> On the other hand, if they want the quiet, distant, emotionally dead version of Mad Max, then Bale would nail it. Hell, his performance in Terminator: Salvation would probably have fit better in Mad Max than it did in Terminator. <br> <br> Whatever they do, I think they should cast Mickey Rourke as the main bad guy.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:11 a.m. CST

    not as mad max

    by mynemaborat

    as if anyone will be taking over the character... mad max is mel, no one else will be playing him. renner's probs playing a new character

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Wow, a smart casting choice for once

    by interneti

    Jeremy Renner is an amazing actor. He really sold me in 28 Days Later. He'll be a great Mad Max. I'm just glad it wasn't some idiot like Channing Tatum.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    He can be in it

    by Hafsol

    But not Mad Max. Mad max has to be aussie. Sam Worthington should be the new Max.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson

    by Mr. Graboid

    As much as I want see more post-apocalyptic movies hitting our eyeballs, I really have no interest in watching a new Mad Max movie without Mel Gibson. It would be so cool to see an elder version of Mad Max living in a wasteland trying to survive. I love the idea of the Mad Max movies, but the old ones really havent aged that well, and a fourth or a new beginning would be more than welcome. Mel Gibson should direct though!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Does Max HAVE to be the main character?

    by brokentusk

    Fuck, I'd love to see Mel play the character one more time, but that isn't going to happen. If they re-cast Max, most of us will be sitting through the entire film with a nagging feeling of "I wish it were Mel". Just make Max appear at the beginning or something and have the film focus on some other guy, problem solved.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Okay..if you CAN'T get Mel

    by sonnyfern

    Renner is the next best thing. But yeah...I can see a Road Warrior movie moving onto a different character. Man...with the Road..Book Of Eli and this badass post apocalyptic movies are making a comeback! AWESOME!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Mad Max 3:Beyond Thunderdome was shit!

    by Cervantes

    Between using the Tina Tina as the main villain(ess), and too many damded 'kid' moments, Miller really dropped the ball with that one. Turner's theme song and legs were neat, but was overall a big disappoint considering the movie that came before... MAD MAX 2:ROAD WARRIOR remains a timeless favourite of mine with tremendous elements overall. Great characters, great action, and great storytelling. That ending was perfection, and the way that the MAD MAX 'franchise' should have REMAINED ended! However, if Miller has to trot out another one, the ingredients for another above-average 'action-fest' are still there I guess. This Jeremy Renner's face kinda reminds me of that gnarly Daniel Craig look a little by the way. Not that that's a bad thing, just an observation. Would sure as hell miss Mel in some capacity though, if this turns out NOT to be a direct continuation from the third effort....

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Excuse my typo madness....

    by Cervantes

    I hate 'em too. I'm sure this site deliberated alters spelling randomly when you post stuff....

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    He's going to be Aunty Entity.

    by Dingbatty

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Okay, that PROVES it!

    by Cervantes

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Assfleck thinks he can direct?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    He thought he could act, too, and look at the sad results.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by FUCK_YOU_GEORGE_LUCAS

    The Feral Kid looks like a miniature Ron Perlman. No way I'd believe him to grow up and look like Jeremy Renner or Eric Bana, but it is an interesting idea. I agree with others, Mad Max isn't the same without Mel. Even if it's just a cameo, Mel must be in it.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    But Does Jeremy Renner Hate Jews?

    by redfist

    That´s what I want to know.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    But Does Jeremy Renner Hate Jews?

    by redfist

    That´s what I want to know.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Jeremy would have made a better Duke than

    by Stalkeye

    ..that tatum idiot.then again the GIJoe movie is likely to suck donky dick.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Anyone is better than

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Mel *Snuff Flick* Gibson<p> He strung everyone along on new mad max movies every time he's had a new project for the last 30 years

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Jack

    by VXXXJesterXXXV

    YOu don't keep up with recent movies do you? Afleck directed Gone Baby Gone, which was a very good movie staring his brother. Also he may have taken on some bad roles, but he has put in some very good performance

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    dammit

    by VXXXJesterXXXV

    <p>tabbed to post and hit space....</p> <p>he has put in some good performances as well. He did a good job in Chasing Amy and Good Will Hunting for example. I really don't understand all the hate for the guy</p>

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    GOOD CASTING, BUT WHY NOT ANOTHER CHARACTER?

    by Mullah Omar

    I love Mel in the Mad Max role, but he has clearly thrown in the towel on this role. The show must go on. <br> <br> Every time I see Renner he does a good, memorable job. So I'm happy to see his name in this context. <br> <br> HOWEVER, why not cast him as a different character in the same world? If there is a question of continuity, just have him visit one of the old locations like Bartertown and get a short history lesson from one of the characters from an earlier film. Or better yet, just trust the audience to accept a quality film that follows in the footsteps of the originals.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    er why the fuck no MEL again??

    by mr sulu

    I cant believe MAX 4 didnt happen a few years ago what with all the other 80s action stars coming out for their belated 4th installment (Willis, Ford, Sly)...i mean wasnt it all ready to go with Miller directing again in 2001 or thereabout and without Gibson?? (blasphamous!!..if theres no Mel then theres no Mad Max 4 PERIOD!) then there was something about the war stopping it? <p> i can understand Gibson not wanting to do another LW as hes already done his belated 4th LW 10 years ago (and that felt like a needless add on...no mullet either! that was as bad as no hair on McClane in DH 4.0...in fact wasnt it fast tracked into production cause Warners had a gap in their summer shedule due to Burtons Superman Lives falling through?)...but Mad Max 4 could have been amazing...funny thing is they tried to make him look older in Road Warrior and Thunderdome with grey hair etc...now he is actually older and beat up looking he dosnt wanna do it?? <p> Surely it can still happen...especially now the aging action man thing is in full flow with Sly & Co doing The Expendables..Mels not that old and while i know hes doing stuff like Edge of Darkness etc he really needs a big fat blockbuster to blast him back to the big time after that drinking episode (imagine being in a car in Malibu that night - pootling about doing 30 on your way home when suddenly MAD MAX roars past at 90 with the cops in hot pursuit!!)... a hard R rated Miller directed Mad Max 4 would blast him back - esp if its more Road Warrior than Thunderdome...(if they were adamant it had to be PG 13..like DH 4, AvP and possibly T4...there would be no point in having Mad Max with his balls cut off.)...oh and not much CGI..I would hope Miller would use CGI only when absolutely necessary (e.g. bringing the apocalyptic wastelands and ruined cities to life)..and NOT FOR ANY STUNTS!! stunts would have to be real...there’d be little point otherwise. <p> i can see the trailer already... clips of Max from the previous 3 with voice over from MM2 (the grown up ferrel kid...'but most of all..I remember The Road Warrior...he lives now..only in my memories...'...then camara blasts onto a new interceptor (similar to opening MM2 shot) being pursued by battered old cop cars with sirens going...camara zooms in on Gibson at the wheel looking all of his 50 years with stubble and greying hair at the sides..looks p i s s e d off....then showy fast cuts showing stuff like the apocalyptic wastelands, ruined citys, huge gangs in cars and trucks blasting each other in the open highways, max in beat up black leathers blowing scum away with a sawn off..turns to camara and blasts it...dark...then titles come up: <p> MAX MAX: FURY ROAD...A George Miller film..starring Mel Gibson, Eric Bana, etc etc...Summer 2011....rated R

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Hella cool!

    by kafka07

    Fuckin A is right. Can't wait to see Hurt Locker, it finally just arrived in my state.

  • fuck dat shit...<p> anyway i fully believe Mel doing Max 4 would wash away any controversey about that drinking thing...man it could even help at the BO...Mad Mel is back etc<p> and if he REALLY knocked it out the park acting wise...<p> ah man the thought of a Max 4 without Mel or doing a remake is just too depressing... <p> jesus YOU CANT HAVE MAD MAX WITHOUT MEL DAMNIT!! itd be like if theyd made Dirty Harry 6 in the mid 90s without Eastwood....or Indy 4 without Harrison Ford, fucking hell this is depressing FUCK THIS!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    No Harry, you're completely wrong about this

    by cornponious

    There is no Mad Max without Gibson.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Great choice if Gibson wont/cant do it!

    by m_reporter

    He was mesmerizing in "The Hurt Locker".

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    80s franchises should stay in the 80s (90s max)

    by Buzz_Aldrin

    See Indiana Jones, Terminator and so on. I can see Renner as Mad Max, he's a great actor, likeable, even a little gritty - perfect for the part. STILL: Mad Max is Mel Gibson, and that will be hard to forget. But who cares for people who saw the original movies anyway? This will be the Mad Max for a new generation! CGI Mechs! Iraq references! Funny ethnic sidekicks! Love Interest! BIG DOLLARS! DO IT NOW!!!!! ... I just had to throw up a little...

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    I hope he gets it: I love Jeremy !

    by NotVeryFunny

    The Unusuals was the best !

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    I'd Rather See An Old Mel Gibson As Curmodgeonly Max

    by LaserPants

    Maybe have him team up with a younger warrior of the wasteland -- preferably a young woman, maybe someone like the warrior girl from The Road Warrior / Mad Max 2. At the end, he would die, and the young apprentice would take over in his stead.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    I Mean, I Know Gibson Is A NeoNazi Religious Nut Now, But Still

    by LaserPants

    He IS Mad Max. When I watch those films, I'm able to forget the fact that Gibson transformed into hateful, bigoted, maniac. I just see Max Rockatansky, a shelluva man, a burnt out, desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, and it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    ...but does he have a taste for the Sugar Tits?

    by FlickaPoo

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    ...I like three lumps in my coffee.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    ...and I too want a grumpy, scarred old Gibson for this.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    ...did Clint Eastwood teach us nothing? Old guys are...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...badass. Wrinkles are badass. Scars and gray hair are badass.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    "grumpy, scarred old Gibson"

    by LaserPants

    Dude, totally, its the only way. Old guys ARE cool. Its like the curmodgeonly Bruce Wayne from Batman Beyond. He was great.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    This

    by The_Myhand

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    This is cool

    by The_Myhand

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Damned iPhone

    by The_Myhand

    Kinda hard to post in a TB from an iphone...anyways, this is pretty cool....although I have to say, that I was kinda pushing for Eric Bana...but maybe he'll get to test also....but I'm down with Renner

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    That depends, is Mad Max supposed to be 5'4?

    by Garbageman33

    Saw Mr. Renner and the rest of his platoon after the premiere of 'The Hurt Locker' and the tallest one was maybe 5'6. Kinda hurt the movie for me a little bit. Kathryn Bigelow, on the other hand, is easily 6'. You can see why she makes such ballsy movies. I'm pretty sure she could kick my ass.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Please let it not be Worthington

    by PixarsSUP

    Why does that guy have to be in everything these days? Besides Renner would totally kick Worthington's ass in a real life fight

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    He was da bomb in NATIONAL LAMPOON'S SENIOR TRIP!

    by Rex Manning

    'Let's cause some Van Dammage!'

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    enough with the fucking remakes/reinventions already!

    by gringostar

    Hollywood is bankrupt of new ideas and you people are celebrating. WTF!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    enough with the fucking remakes/reinventions already!

    by gringostar

    Hollywood is bankrupt of new ideas and you people are celebrating. WTF!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Sounds good to me

    by solotwit

    So it's a prequel? Cuz Renner is kinda young. Or is Mel still Max and Renner is a new main character?

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    PRETTY GOOD FLICK

    by damiz707

    CHEK OUT NEO NED. He plays a skinhead that falls in love with a crazy black chick that thinks shes Adolf Hitler. WTF!!! Just watch it. It's on Netflix Instant Play if you have it.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Old Max (Mel) dies for an emergent civ... oh, me too LaserPants

    by BrandLoyalist

    I see you beat me to the "Mel as Max and he dies" endorsement. <br><br> As for Thunderdome, I love the flick, but between Bartertown and the children, there was just too much damned chanting. I can't watch "the Tell" scene anymore... those kids voices drive me crazy. "Wayt! One of us will come!" "VvvvideeooooooOOOOOO!" And the wailing at the sand trap... arg!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Ben Affleck directing again, that's good news

    by AsimovLives

    He did a man's job with Gone Baby Gone.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    What about Mel? Keep the "mad" in Mad Max!

    by Yeti

    He's gonna need the payday what with his umpteenth kid on the way.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Cervantes

    by AsimovLives

    While i don't think as bad as you do about Mad Max 3, i do agree they dropped the ball and jumped the shark with that one. They tried to be cute and too family friendly with that movie. What i do like aboutt hat movie is that they keep playing on the myth aspect of Mad Max's personality and figure, and that at the end, he is still alone drifting away, after helping saving another group of people find a better future for themselves.<br><br>Still, as a sucessor of Mad Max 2, it's a poor effort.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    I Take it Back. AICN Talkbackers ARE Funny

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    You guys bitch all the time when there's multiple postings about a film you don't like, ESPECIALLY if it's a sequel or remake. But any little scrap of info on this Mad Max movie and you all geek out like tween girls in a Twilight chat room. <br /><br />We don't know WHICH part Renner is reading for, much less if he's going to get it. He could be up for Max. Or the antagonist. Or the antagonist's third henchman from the left. Actors shouldn't drop info like this into interviews unless they've already signed for a part. If someone else gets it because of scheduling or other reasons, he's going to look awful silly.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    THL

    by MediaNerd

    He was awesome in Hurt Locker and I think he would definitely fit in and help ground the max world, regardless of which part he plays.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    I don't see him as Mad Max at all.

    by Righteous Brother

    but there again, I haven't seen The Hurt Locker.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Real Men watch the original Mad Max 2

    by white_vader

    None of this wussy dubbed crap, Godammit!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Hold Out For Mel

    by A-COD

    Mel can still bring it and he will make sure it's crazy violent. The Road Warrior is one of the greatest movies ever made, even today it blows me away. I ordered a Blu Ray player this week and it's the first Blu Ray I bought. When are we getting Thunderdome in Blu?

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Perfect for Max? HELL TO THE NO!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    He's too much of a babyface. He just doesn't pack the "heft" needed for the role. I liked Mel's suggestion of Russell Crowe better, and I don't like Russell Crowe. Talk about a role custom made for Sam Worthington!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    What if old Mel/Max teams up with a young Jewish...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sidekick and mayhem and hijinks ensue? There would be plenty of opportunity for inside jokes too...what with the Jews wandering around in the desert for forty years and all......."...MAX, YOU ARE AS OLD AS MOSES!, AND HALF AS FUN!! And you might think it does, but YOUR SHIT DOESN'T SMELL LIKE MANNA!!!" And so on and so forth.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    ...I joke because I hurt inside. I love MAD MAX, and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm pretty sure they are going to fuck this up. It hurts.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    i can see that...

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    get the actor who played the feral child,

    by PixarsSUP

    he would be an excellent Max. You know it to be true!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    ...Max could stumble upon a lost Jewish tribe in the...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...post apocalyptic desert. He could come to appreciate their ancient ways (a funny scene with gefilte fish here...), and in turn tech them to fight...forge them into a ragtag but spirited band of warriors for a better future.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Either gerard butler or clive owen?

    by guyofdoom

    I think I can see Butler in the role more than Owen, but either would be good.....

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    fuck jewish sensibilities and bring back mel.

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Fuckin'-A

    by TropicHound

    I'm a personal believer that nostalgic remakes need to offer some resemblance to the original or it'll piss off fans, unless it's brilliant. Having said that, I can see Jeremy Renner as a very possible sit-in for Gibson. It's not hard to make comparisons in their look and build, even though there are obvious differences. Imagine putting some big, tall, Scandinavian looking fucker like Dolph Lundgren in that role. Would it work as the original...maybe. Do you want to see it now after Gibson already did it? I don't. I like Renner for the role.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    ...one Jewish tribesman is clumsy and has a hard time..

    by FlickaPoo

    ...learning to fight. He's wicked funny though in a kvetching sort of way. He dies of course. Saves the day a little bit...then dies.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    garbageman - Kathryn Bigelow is the female James Cameron

    by mr sulu

    ...i would NOT wanna get on the wrong side of her. she could kick every mofos ass..she should take over the terminator series

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Mel can only be Obi-Wan at this point...

    by Bill Clay

    You know, the old hermit who comes down from the mountains and teaches the next generation how to put an old school hurt on the bad guys.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    " is Jeremy Renner fucking A you're right for MAD MAX?"

    by rfid

    What does sentence even mean, in English?

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    How To Get Mel Involved

    by LaserPants

    Tell him that it will be revealed that it was "all the Jews fault!" the apocalypse happened.<br><br> Also, tell him there will be long, homoerotic, and violently fetishistic scenes of sweaty, bloodied, and diapered Jeebus, arching his back in the ecstasy of pleasurepain as greased Roman adonis' flog him and monstrous Jews hiss and drool like zombies around him. Oh wait, Mel already made that film -- The PASSion, aka The Worlds First Homoerotic S&M Faux-Snuff Godporn for Neo Nazis.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    OLD CRAZY SCARRED MEL GIBSON

    by DonLogan

    Not much of a stretch but this would be the best way to go for Mad Max, keep it Mel! Otherwise, Gerard Butler seems a nice fit. Not seen this Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker yet but he doesn't 'look' like Mad Max to me.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Bill Clay

    by LaserPants

    Thats EXACTLY what Mad Max 4 should be, as I mentioned above.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Gerard BUTTler As One Of The Greased Roman Adonises

    by LaserPants

    In THE PASSION II: MORE HOMOEROTIC S&M FAUX-SNUFF GODPORN FOR SECRETLY GAY NEO NAZI CHRISTIANS: THE MOVIE.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I love how talkbackers choose every role based on physical appea

    by Garbageman33

    Does anyone have a clue if Sam Worthington can even act? All I've ever seen him do is scowl a lot. At least Jeremy Renner is a decent actor.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck this

    by D.Vader

    Harry, that's a terrible fucking idea. I'm not saying Renner's not a good actor, but just the idea of ANYONE else playing Mad Max leaves an extremely sour taste in my mouth. It'd be like recasting Indiana Jones- you just don't do it. Some think Indy should be like James Bond, and maybe they feel the same way about Mad Max. But not me. Renner's got kind of a babyface. I want an older Mel Gibson kicking ass, just like I want an older Schwarzenegger playing an older King Conan. <p> Do something different and I'm just not interested, because then its made with a younger actor and becomes more or less just a remake instead of a real continuation. <p> So, I stand by my initial remarks: If he's up for playing Mad Max? Then fuuuuuuuuuuuuck this.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    D.Vader is on the money.

    by gringostar

    Fuck remakes/re-imaginings!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I'm getting all you "Vader" and "Darth" guys mixed up...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...this one is a genius, a gentleman, and makes perfect good sense......because he agrees with me about Max and KING CONAN.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Gibson as a truly INSANE...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    Mad Max would work so much better.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Guy Gardner

    by soviethuckster

    He's him. No question. Thank you.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Flickapoo, I'm easy to distinguish

    by D.Vader

    I've been here since 1996 with the same name and you can usually find me complaining about the way AICN is run now, like some curmudgeonly old man. And if for once you don't agree with something I've said, you can give me the nickname "Douche Vader". Or Doctor Vader, though that doesn't seem *as* negative.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    i can see it....

    by Davidia

    Haven't seen hurt locker, but he made 28 Weeks.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    D. Vader...I'm not making fun of you...I'm making fun...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...of them. And there probably already are a "Douche Vader" and "Doctor Vader"...also a "Darth Douche" and "Doctor Darth" for that matter.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Karl Urban

    by benjthorpe

    Karl Urban should be Mad Max - it's so obvious

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Mel is Max. Period.

    by j_difool

    If there will be a Max4, it needs to star Mel as Max and be a continuation story. A re-imagining, with another actor, is retarded. I don't fucking care if Mel hates Jews. MJ slept with boys, but rocked us with Thriller. Polanski slept with a 13 year old but still amazes us with every single film he makes. Every artist has some flaw because all of them are human.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    FUUUUK!

    by damiz707

    Heath, man if your up there reading this, we needed u for this. Especially after DK, who the fuk ever would say u couldn't play a crazy, mad bastard. You, with a scruffy ass beard and pony tail, would have made for the perfect Max. I'm gonna go watch "10 Things I Hate About You" and weep.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Oh I know you weren't ridiculing me, Flickapoo

    by D.Vader

    Half_Waver (aka White_Vader) and I got into a jokey debate about it once. We came up with a sitcom idea called "Too Many Vaders", and someone photoshopped a nice promo for it, which I have saved on my desktop somewhere. It included a sexy female model wearing a Vader helmet, and a dog in a Vader costume. I think that was originally posted in the infamous BaleBack once we got started on the effects of WhiteVader.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    nice!

    by mitortilla

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Half-Waver? What the hell was I smoking

    by D.Vader

    I meant Half-VADER.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    TOO MANY VADERS!..."it's a prooooblem!"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...there was good fun in the BaleBack, but ultimately I lacked the staying power. And half way through my antiquated computermachine lacked the power to refresh that damn thing. And I have a small child that requires food and water...

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Gibson would be best, but Renner's better than . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    . . . Worthington.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    This guy looks a bigger faggot than me

    by CharyouTree

    Mad Max? Fuck off, Mel and thats it.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up!

    by maxcadyuk

    I don't care who Mad Max is so long there is a Mad Max. And car chases on the outback roads.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Really?

    by medster101

    Mel Gibson is still the man but he's no mad max anymore. Renners a great actor but I'm not sure he'd be that great as mad max. Sam worthington would be perfect.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    NO. HE IS WRONG FOR THE ROLE.

    by DukePetibone

    Renner in no way shape or form comes anywhere near Mel Gibson in terms of acting skill, intensity, emotion levels or screen presence. He has NO edge. Mel's hardcore spirit made that movie great.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    The only thing that would get my money...

    by MJohnson

    ..is an old, f'd up Mel Gibson as an old f'd up Max. Otherwise, this lame project won't even exist as far as I'm concerned.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    No Mel = No Mad Maxx for me!

    by ganymede3010

    I refuse to pay for any Mad Maxx movie that doesn't involve Gibson reprising his role.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    As long as it's not a remake!

    by Disposable Hero

    If its a NEW Mad Max adventure then sure I think Jeremy Renner could pull this off. But please...no more remakes.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    NO!

    by Saltoner

    Could be some of the worse casting ever! Please Mr. Miller DO NOT cast this guy as Max Rockatansky!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Eric Bana, Eric Bana, Eric Bana, and Eric Bana.

    by Flim_

    See LOVE THE BEAST, and tell me Eric Bana should not be Max Rockatansky.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Gerard Butler

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Need I say more.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    i can see it too.

    by future help

    although Mel is really mad.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    We don't need another hero...we just need the old one...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...to shave his beard and show the fuck up (is he still flying the beard flag? I don't keep up with these things).

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Flim_

    by The_Myhand

    I agree, and I need to see Love the Beat...for christ's sake he drives a Falcon XB GT in the film, thats his car, and thats the same car Mad Max drove in Mad Max and The Road Warrior...so I think it would be perfect. I also haven't figured out why somebody hasn't aready dropped Russell Crowe's name...the guy is definately Australian...and he would be a natural fit into the Mad Max role...though if Jeremy Renner is looking into the role. Just please, PLEASE dont get Bale. For once I'm actually against Bale being in a film. Not because I think hes terrible, I think he's amazing, he's just flooded the market recently

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I meant to say

    by The_Myhand

    *though if Jeremy Renner is looking into the role, that may be an indication that they're looking for someone a bit younger than say Crowe, who is 45, versus Renner who is 38

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Gibson is crazy now

    by mitortilla

    not the same Mel, with his Colonel Sanders beard and his blatant jew hating.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    SAW origins in Mad Max?

    by StonedWriter88

    anyone else remember that at the end of mad max the original mel gibson handcuffs that guy to the burning car or whatever and gives him a hacksaw. it seems like the saw creators stole that from mad max. funny how that lame series main draw isn't at all original. also in that mad max movie there's a part where the character who's tied up at the end gets yelled 'jew' at earlier on.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    No 90lb weakling..

    by SpAm BoY

    If they cast him great! He's better than most of those wimpy boy actors trying to be tough.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    RENNER WAS THE BOMB IN "S.W.A.T", YO!

    by thebearovingian

    What? He wasn't? True, LL stole every scene he was in...

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Uh, no

    by GodMars

    Jeremy looks like he's 12 years old. No Mel = No Max.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Paddy Considine is Max Rockatansky

    by palimpsest

    if you're going to re-cast, that's the way to do it. Renner is good value in everything tho, even in shit like S.W.A.T.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Oh Goody - The Name Game....

    by stereochad

    I nominate Sam (effin) Rockwell. <br><br> Think NOT about how he isn't your typical male action lead (yet). Do think about the attributes that would make him a compelling Max (i.e. Charisma in spades, solid build, offbeat look). He would work great in a George Miller production!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    CHILDREN OF FUCKING ERIC BANA!

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Looks like a soccer hooligan

    by Dark Knight Lite

    not Mankind's last vestige of order in a world ruled by anarchy. Also, he looks like he's 5' 4" on a good day - get those camera mounts LOW, boys!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    eric bana as a grown up version of the feral chaka child

    by ironic_name

    pretending to be his idol, the big man in black leather that saved his life and gave him a music box.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I don't know.....

    by beefywhore

    I get the feeling Mr. Renner likes the JEWS a little too much to play this part...Know what I'm sayin, Sugartits?

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    I buy GANJA from Jeremy Renner's lil bro...

    by Isaac_Platt

    so does that now mean I buy weed from MAD MAX's lil bro? thats epic

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    not a bad choice...

    by DougMcKenzie

    Aussie accent is not a hard one to do, so I am sure he could pull it off.. Would love Bana has the arch-baddie.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Mel is Max..a big FUCK YOU to anyone who thinks different….

    by mr sulu

    yea dats right...Who wants some Fuck yous from mr sulu?...... It’s a DISGRACE this is seemingly going ahead without Mel.... If its turns out that theres no Mel - I will get loaded up on tequila and get in my car and drive around Malibu at 120mph by way of protest

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Jeremy Renner - king of National Lampoon's Senior Trip

    by TheMark

    Great fucking movie.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    fuck that, where are the Aliens In The Attick reviews?

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    btw no ones mentioned...

    by mr sulu

    if this is a remake/reimagining of Mad Max by G Miller then wont it be the FIRST ever remake of a franchise by its director? (i know LA Takedown got remade as HEAT by Mann but who the fuck knew about LA Takedown?....maybe thats why HEAT didnt get any oscar nods? cos it was a remake?)

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    You have a rendezvous with my ASS MOTHERFUCKER

    by mr sulu

    that line from In Line of Fire …they don’t make R rated thrillers like dat no more with classic lines and motherfuckers aplenty by grizzled 50+ acting legends so why the FUCK should I be bothered about a Mad Max remake with some young whippersnapper in Mad Mels role?<p> HUH??! WHY THE FUCK SHOULD I FUCKING CARE!!??

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Mel as Max or the bunny gets it

    by mr sulu

    seriously I'll blow my kids big fat cuddly white bunnys brains all over the fuckin wall I DONT GIVE A FUCK! MOTHER FUCKER!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Originality has died in this mojo

    by ominus

    who cares for a new MM movie? <p>Gibson isnt it,MM3 was half unwatchable and it is supposoed that closed the trilogy and the character found resolution. <p>u want a mad-max like movie? make a Fallout movie.yes the videogame,preferably the first one,it even had a dog as the heroe's company.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    no Mel + PG13 + remake = ASS RAPING THE FANS

    by mr sulu

    i swear to you...dis is how its gonna be....1) we get told theres no Mel...2) its a fucking remake....3)its rated PG13 (as pg13 is sooooo hard core and compromise free isnt it McfuckinG<p> this will be the cinematic eqivilainat of taking all us Mad Mel fans out for dinner - treating us real nice then taking us back home and ass raping us all night and into the morning as we scream into the night...<p> its been done b4 (AvP, T4, DH 4) - there aint no reason why we all cant go on another date rape with Max 4<p> dats how its gonna be i shit u motherfuckers not

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    FUCK THIS! I JUST CRIED

    by mr sulu

    fucking news made me cry...FUCK YOU! <p> GET MEL IN THE FUCKING MOVIE

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    NO MEL...NO MOOLAH BIOTCH!

    by mr sulu

    dats what the studio should say to Miller...get Mel Gibson AS MAX FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE FUCKIN MOVIE OR THERES NO BUDGET!<p> and if Mel says no then offer him 50 MILLION...yeah dats right FIFTY! he wont say no to dat esp with that fuckin horrendous Deevorce comin up with his wifey set to scoop all his money...<p> besides making a fucking hard core mad max movie would take the dudes mind off all dat shit <p> it sucks im even havin to talk like dis

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    No Mel No Max

    by Noct

    I have no interest in seeing Mad Max without Mel Gibson. No up and coming or already established star will do justice or make this work. I'm not opposed to more stories in that universe but I just can't accept another actor in that role. It's time for Mel to suck in that gut and put on the leathers.

  • like those of Ford in Indy 4 (when we all thought it was gonna be amazing - which it was)...or those of Arnold with the burning truck in T3 - ok no one liked the eventual movies but theres no denying EVERY mofo loved seeing those pics of an old action hero back in the saddel once again<p> if Mel aint in MM4 - that great day of looking at the new pics in the office or in ur room wont happen

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Mad Max is a dead franchise

    by ominus

    and the studio wont risk to revive with a big budget,especially if gibson is not interested. <p>its common practice nowadays,that the studios are just exploiting the name the old,once famous,franchises. <p>they only give a sufficient budget,they hire whoever is interested to revive the franchise,and then they just wait to see if the fanbase takes the bait and can make a decent profit from it. <p>thats whats all about,the name of a franchise,nothing more.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    ominus - the studio itself prob dont want Gibson...

    by mr sulu

    i mean the majority of movie bosses and execs are jewish...do the math

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Or else, Asi

    by Subtitles_Off

    Nolan could just as likely fuck up Penguin and Catwoman the way he fucked up Ra's Al Ghul.<P>Depends on what they write.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Oops, wrong thread. Please ignore.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    get Chris Pine

    by Jesiah

    Or his Mexican non-union equivalent. Seriously I remember rumours back in the early 2000's of Heath Ledger being considered for Max. God bless you Heath.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    I say forget Miller, Gibson should direct!

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I like and respect George Miller very much, but Gibson is a mad genius. I mean Gibson would have never directed such trite as The Witches of Eastwick, have you all actually seen that thing lately (?), it's pretty horrendous. I've never heard of someone trying so hard and failing so completely to be Joe Dante (except for Joe Dante himself, ouch!).

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Can Mel Gibson Do A Convincing Australian Accent Anymore??

    by PoppaRotzi

    I mean, when is the last time this Aussie spoke in his native tongue?

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    I for one...

    by MajorFrontbum

    ..will not be watching this. Remakes, reboots & rehashes, that's all these idiot studios know. It's not much different to the music industry with the countless remixes and other pointless moronic karaoke gibberish. When will these cunts stop trying to cash in on people's sense of nostalgia and start coming up with original ideas that can impress, entertain and awe us once again? Once they stop chasing money and start thinking creatively perhaps? But I don't see that happening, as so much of our emphasis is on the almighty green back. Fuck you all!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I TOOK A SHIT...

    by Mixedcompany

    ..so i did.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Guinness gives me mad piss.....

    by Mixedcompany

    ....so it does.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Without Mel, It's Just Another "Doomsday"

    by Acquanetta

    Half the appeal of seeing a new Indiana Jones, Rambo, or Mad Max film is seeing the original actor back in the role. This current idea would be like John Carpenter finally giving fans a third Snake Plissken sequel...but without casting Kurt Russell. Max Rockatansky just isn't deep enough as a character for me to get excited over some new guy playing him. (Or rather, some new guy playing Mel Gibson from 30 years ago.) I want to see some actual growth occur, and see how the character has been changed by time.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    GET MEL OR GET LOST

    by theplant

    MAD MAX IS MEL GIBSON OR RATHER MEL GIBSON IS MAD MAX

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Wrong Harry

    by 5 by 5

    This dude is no Mad Max. I agree with Acquanetta.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Mad Max should be...

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    a totally haggard Mel Gibson with a giant gray beard, sun damaged skin, ramblin' round the desert in a thread worn poncho, draggin' a canteen made out of a dog carcass behind him in the dust. And the movie could be about his regaining of a modicum of sanity and reassembling himself into the human race, and in the process becoming it's savior. I'm not making some weird thinly veiled joke about Gibson either, I just thing that would make for some compelling cinema. An old, crazy, bitter, world worn, recluse Max Rockatansky is far more interesting than some new young incarnation, and his journey to being at peace with his past is far more intriguing. I mean I always fantasized that's what would be at the heart of Fury Road when it was on the precipice of being made originally.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Without Gibson, I think I'd just rather watch Waterworld again.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Seriously.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    this HAS to Mel Gibson. Period.

    by Ironhelix

    I want to see Max walk off into the sunset for the last time, not some fucking kid. IT'S OK FOR MAX TO GET OLD.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Cast Worthington

    by gotilk

    So he can stand outside of post-apocalyptic Sydney and say .. "what happened heeeear?"<br><br> And to quote the ComicCon kid..<br> "thanks for making something that's not a remake or a sequel"<br> Someone should play that to executives strapped to chairs with their eyelids pried open in a 48 hour loop, fed ice cubes every 8 hours. If they get out of the chair and say something along the lines of <br> "Hey...PA.. check and see if we own the rights to Quincy and then call Jackie Earle Haley to see if he'd bite at a franchise"<br> Copter him to Antarctica.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Mel Freaks- Give It Up..

    by Rorschach1

    HE WON'T COME BACK! Why would an actor who's made such a strange life between his various role-choice failures, unwarranted directorial stonings, and people's need to destroy the man's pride at every turn, return to a role he played when he was at his earliest career that hasn't aged well at all? Harrison could do it with Indy because Indy is iconic. Mad Max is at that awkward stage of memory for most, not very well appreciated by those that aren't hardcore fans. And don't bring up Lethal Weapon because its still not that highly praised by non-fans.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    How about josh Holloway?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    The fucker is perfect.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    No Mel = No Max

    by TheDudeinLA

    I will not see a film with someone else as Max. Animate the thing and get Mel to do the voice over.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    mr sulu's post

    by TheWaqman

    just made me drool over Mel Gibson returning to Mad Max. Oh how fucking epic that would be. If not him, then at least make it Eric Bana or Russell Crowe.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Fuck off lockesbrokenleg....

    by TheWaqman

    Yeah I'm sounding like a broken record with that subject in a talkback. But get "LOST"! You know that whiny baby Sawyer is not perfect for the role at all.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Why do people think "Passion of the Christ"...

    by TheWaqman

    was a mistake? Do you guys even know how much money Mel Gibson got from that film? He was laughing all the way to the bank with that "risk". I'm glad he's making more conventional films now, can't wait for Edge of Darkness. But he better come in Mad Max. I don't know why he keeps turning it down.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I troll lockesbrokenleg so much

    by TheWaqman

    that the subject "Fuck off Lockesbrokenleg" always comes up as a suggestion when I start typing. LOL. Your opinions are just so disagreeable to me though.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Ridley Scott's alien prequel is worth a damn!

    by TheWaqman

    Alien is far above Star Wars, yet everybody pissed their pants when George Lucas announced he was making prequels. Ridley Scott is more talented than him, and though he has hit a slightly rough streak. This could be epic. His last sci-fi film after all was Blade Runner. And the original Alien was a masterpiece.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Tyrese Gibson

    by cowboyone

    would be perfect.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    mel gibson invented cancer

    by Mixedcompany

    its true, i have video evidence of the exact moment cancer came to be at the hands of a drunken mel gibson. it wasnt in a caravan on a beach either. it was in a caravan on a beach. but it wasnt a beach, it was a beach. but it wasnt spelled beach, it was spelled beach.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    ridlet scott invented cancer

    by Mixedcompany

    but im tired so the details will have to wait.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    ridlet scott

    by Mixedcompany

    he directed apliens.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    This will never happen

    by JoeSixPack

    As others have said, No Mel = No Max. Why not just have an older Mad Max? Jesus, if they can have a 70+ year old Indiana Jones, an older Mad Max is fine.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Why bother?

    by growltiger

    Post-apocalyptic fables were like geek catnip back in the twentieth century when the cold-war was in your face and nuclear armageddon was a palpable fear. But today? I just do not understand the interest or passion in this project.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    This fucking dweeb is MAD MAX?!?!

    by Wookie_Weed

    http://tinyurl.com/kkfn6y Give me a fucking break. He looks like he should be playing a retarded kid on Gilmore Girls.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Wookie_Weed

    by pleasebanme

    You OBVIOUSLY have not seen The Hurt Locker.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I've seen and loved The Hurt Locker

    by TheWaqman

    but if Renner thinks he can be Mad Max, then fuck him! He was badass in that film, but Mad Max he is not. Leave it to Bana or Crowe if Mel doesn't want it.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    CHRIS PINE FOR MAD MAX

    by lockesbrokenleg

    EAT THAT WAQMAN!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    @johnnyrandom

    by palimpsest

    http://www.aintitcool.com/ node/41887

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Does anybody actually read this stuff?

    by caruso_stalker217

    "Jeremy Renner, star of The Hurt Locker, says he's screen-testing for a part in George Miller's Mad Max 4, which still appears to be set to start filming next Summer. What part he's testing for, he didn't say" <p>"I'm also fighting to do the new Mad Max film with George Miller. That might be next summer. I'm screen-testing and meeting George Miller." <p>Doesn't say shit about what part he's trying to get.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    OK, I'll give Hurt Locker a looksee and reserve judgement

    by Wookie_Weed

    But as caruso_stalker217 quotes, Renner is "fighting" to be in the Mad Max film. Nothing about which role. He could play an adult Feral Boomerang Kid for all we know.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Jeremy Renner?!!!!!!

    by SunTzu77

    Jeremy Renner as MAD MAX???/ FUCK NO! He looks like a Lumpfish and doesn't have near as much charisma that Mel Gibson had.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    They should make this movie w Renner but change the title

    by Ash0k

    And yes, Jeremy Renner was awesome in 28WL and Locker.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Renner clone?

    by spudwas

    You might as well cast "Devon Sawa" in the part. Renner and Sawa.....twins from different moms.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Make one more with Mel Gibson call it Fury Road

    by bone_white

    then reboot/remake it with this guy.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Make one more with Mel Gibson call it Fury Road

    by bone_white

    then reboot/remake it with this guy.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    the gang leader from the original

    by bone_white

    is still my favorite bad guy from the series

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Mel = Max

    by Evil Chicken

    Even if he has been a little wacky in the past MEL is MAX. Search your feelings… you know this to be true.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR ROADS, BUT THEY WILL

    by lockesbrokenleg

    NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOMMMM!!!

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    PAUL HOGAN has been cast as Mad Max

    by Gorgomel

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST

    He didn't say he's applhying for the role of Max

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    Just tat he's testing for the new Mad Max. Of course we all want Gibson, he made the role and he's still capable to play the character.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Renner became a star in one scene in Hurt Locker

    by Redmond

    When he calmly pulls the gun on the Iraqi cab driver and tries to get him to pull his car back. Awesome scene.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    I agree with most here, it's Mel or nothing

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    They must keep Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky otherwise why even HAVE the character at all? Just set it in the same world but without Max.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Shit, Mel is done.

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    I love the guy, but he's burnt his bridges. We all want to see some more of the road warrior, so bring it!

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Just make a new fuckin movie

    by Ruddy Heck

    Maybe Mel's too old or whatever, but who cares? Just make a new post-apocalyptic action movie with this new fella and call it something else. Even give it a 'based on Mad Max' credit or something but just stop with the remake/belated sequel thing. Or whatever. I don't care any more.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 3:27 a.m. CST

    MEL

    by shaell

    gibson.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    No PG-13 bullshit, please.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Make it hard R. With lots of car stunts.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST

    TheWaqman - Bana would be cool...but as THE FERAL KID

    by mr sulu

    NOT MAX...the role is PWNED BY THE GIB....when i said Bana in the imaginary trailer that what i was thinking...although hes prob a bit old to be the grown up kid now...then again Mel looks all of his 50 years and more now so it could still work....

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Acquanetta - u right on the motherfuckin money dude!

    by mr sulu

    "Half the appeal of seeing a new Indiana Jones, Rambo, or Mad Max film is seeing the original actor back in the role."<p> EXACTLY MY FRIEND EXACTLY!....in fact id even go further and say its closer to 75% (like if theyd made Dirty Harry 6 in the mid 90s with a new guy)....as u say a new Max would be like a new Snake...who the FUCK would care? - like that dead in the water Escape from NY remake that was mooted a couple of years back with either Ratner or Wiseman at the helm and Butler as Snake...WHO THE FUCK CARES ABOUT THAT? if they ever did another Escape movie it HAS to be Russel back as Snake or dont fuckin bother...the same with Max (Mad Max and 'Escape' are kinda similar franchises anyway - cut from the same cloth as it were)...<p> the ONLY concession i would make to someone else taking over the series as the lead character is if Mel was in the movie as Max but heroically dies about half way through (so still a sizable role....NOT just a cameo..and not some lame death like Kirk) then his protégé takes over the lone road warrior role - obvious suggestion = grown up Feral Kid....<p> HOPEFULLY thats what they'll do..if not FUCK THEM

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    BTW if Max died

    by mr sulu

    wouldnt thatd be the first time a modern day iconic character bit the dust?...no other franchsie has the balls to do it (ok they killed Kirk but thats it..and that dosnt really count as it was stupid)

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    a modern day iconic character bit the dust

    by ironic_name

    optimus, kirk, dirty hary aka old bastard in gran torino.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    average thought proccess of some tbers:

    by ironic_name

    hmm, if I make a joke about mel hating jews... I'll be the king of the witty remark! no time to see if the joke has been told, just post!

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Revive two franchises at once..

    by MasterShake

    Have Max become the uber-powerful totally insane Emperor of the post-apocalypse wasteland, ala Col. Kurtz. Civilization is making a comeback, but can't with him being all bugnuts, killing everything that moves. So...send in Snake Pliskin to off Mad Max! But of course it turns out Snake is as crazy as Max and they team up to destroy the last vestiges of civilization. I can see it now, a post-apocalyptic buddy-flick. You could so sell it to Kurt and Mel that way, they've been buddies since they made Tequila Sunrise.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Mad Max vs Snake Plissken - aka - MvS

    by mr sulu

    i think they could even tie in the nuclear war thing in there too (something bad obviously happened in the US for Escape from NY too)

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    ironic_name

    by mr sulu

    didnt prime come back to life? i dunno i aint seen TF 2<p> dirty hary aka old bastard in gran torino - nope that werent Harry - just some old racist bastard who was too stupid that take a gun with him...Harry would NEVER go anywhere without a .44 or a sneaky nasty little flick knife to put in some nuts ass.<p> i got another one - Conner McCloud bought the farm in Highlander Endgame (although itd have been way cooler and suprisingly if Conner had taken Duncans head - then it had been revealed that the TV show and Endgame were all PREQUELS to the first movie :)<p> oh and lets not forget jesus in Mels film

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    REBOOTS DOESN'T WORK WITHOUT ORIGINAL STARS

    by theplant

    CASE IN POINT : INDY 4 SUCKED, BUT MADE BILLIONS. ORIGINAL STAR. TERMINATOR SALVATION MADE NEXT TO NIL : NO ORIGINAL STAR APART FROM STUPID CGI CAMEO. SNAKE PLISSKEN REBOOT : DOOM WITHOUT KURT

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Seriously Waqman?

    by Crow3711

    You've talked a lot of shit on this TB, and most of it is fairly accurate or at least acceptable. But you think Eric Bana is the same level of badass as Crowe, or even badass at all? He's such a bitch. He stars in romantic comedies. He was mildly badass in Star Trek, but considering his character lacked...well...any character, it wasn't exactly the iconic kind of badass. Just the angry guy on the holo-screen. I don't know what the fuck you are talking about. Did you see The Hulk? That one where he gambles and flirts with drew barrymore? Eric Bana kinda sucks.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    mr sulu, Jesus also came back, and I meant dirty harry as in

    by ironic_name

    clint's tough guy icon was laid to rest. <P> and max v plissken would be amazing. <P> ecuador: last bastion of oil rich nations, ruled by a tyrant. <P> gladiatorial combat. <P> two bastards are stuck with eachother thanks to implants that explode if they are more then 20 feet apart. <P> a killer from america. a madman from australia. making them angry would be stupid, making them partners is suicide!

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    a killer from america.

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    a madman from australia.

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    making them angry would be stupid,

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    making them partners is suicide!

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    S&M: SNAKE AND MAX

    by ironic_name

    "Oy! what we got here, is an australian standoff" <P> "an' whutz at?"<P> "thats where you've got the gun, an I've got the knife, an I still end up killin' ya, mate" <br> <br> <br> coming soon.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Ok i guess a way to do it WITHOUT Mel....(sorta)

    by mr sulu

    ok ive calmed down a little and thought this through abit....it almost makes me spit typing this as Max 4 SHOULD FUCKIN STAR GIBSON FOR THE WHOLE MOVIE (or at least half).....but....a way to do it sans Gibson would be just have someone as ANOTHER character (grown up ferel kid) and have The Road Warrior Max as a mystical mythical Cornel Kurtz/Taylor in Beneath Planet of the Apes type figure who the lead character goes in search of (after all, Max was a mystical figure to the feral kid in MM2) - finally finding him at the climax ...(cameo from Mel as a favour to george miller) - big action scene, Max is killed...touching scene of Max 'handing over the keys' to the new guy so there can be non Mel 'Road Warrior' sequels (they could even call the new film and any sequels 'The Road Warrior' - not Mad Max - as thats what Max Max 2 was aka by - esp in the USA)<p> so really itd be using Mad Max 2 as a springboard - MM2 is obviously why the Mad Max series is so revered - lets face it - it aint cos of Thunderdome - and MM 1 is pretty hoaky...its 'The Road Warrior' that MAKES the fucking series like The Wrath of Khan makes the star trek movie series<p> now i wouldnt be totally averse to see that PROVIDING they get Mel for the all important pay off - and so long as it was a great fucking movie - more The Road Warrior than Thunderdome<p> the only other route for a non Mel Max 4 is boring remake/re-imagining BS and cast a younger dude as Max - PG13 no doubt - therefore ZERO interest from the fans...obviously bring in a few curious fans and teens to see the hot new non jew hating Max...- but for us mad max fans - a big SLAP IN THE FUCKIN' FACE - probably the biggest one yet actually as a least Indy 4 had Ford, AvP was in some way connected to the Alien/Predator series and had Bishop, same with T4...<p>

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    mr sulu good point

    by ominus

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Renner Is PERFECT Casting

    by fassbinder79

    While I thought Mackie gave the stronger (and more difficult performance - the best acting scene was Mackie's bit about being ready to have a son) in Hurt Locker Renner was FANTASTIC and he would not soil the legacy of Mel Gibson in the role if Miller were to cast him. I give this casting choice TWO BIG THUMBS up if that is the way GM chooses to go with the role. And I am a HUGE Mad Max/Road Warrior fan.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    But I still wish it was animated :(

    by fassbinder79

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Just follow the rebooted Star Trek solution

    by ominus

    <p>Hitler uses Einsteins theories in order to change the timeline for his benefit,because he knows that he has already lost WW2. <p>The experiment goes well,the new timeline is created but unfortunately for hitler,nazism and antisemitism have never occured in this new timeline. <p>Forward decades later,a jewish mad max tries to find personal salvation in a post-apocalyptic world. <p>Since its impossible to have Gibson in this timeline,a new actor is playing Mad Max. <p>and thats how u do it, hollywood,and everybody is happy.Neonazi Mel,the jewish studio bosses,and the unlucky fanboys.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I am sorry,now i noticed it..

    by ominus

    they are making a snake plisken reboot? is this true? <P>WHAT,IN GODS NAME,THE FUCK??!?!?!?!

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Is Gibson still on the shit-list for that Jew thing?

    by photoboy

    Or is everything cool with him now?<br><br> I don't see much point in re-casting Mad Max considering Gibson could still do the part and do it well.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    just remember: nicholson can beat hookers and be loved

    by ironic_name

    but mel gibson gets shit faced drunk and calls a black girl sugartits [didn't a black woman grab danny glover's thigh and ask him to call her sugartits in lethal weapon 2?] and says jews are responsible for every war, which is how his dad brought him up, even if its insane, and people will hate on him for the rest of his life?

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    people say hateful stuff when they are drunk

    by ironic_name

    mel gets a second chance from me, if only because most of the backlash against him seems to be payback for him making a Christian movie.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    he didn't beat anybody up or throw a phone

    by ironic_name

    how does a man make a bunch of movies over 2 decades with weinstein and be a nazi? he said some bullshit that his dad taught him, after feeling like he was being shunned by a jewish run town/buisiness, and he was drunk at the time. of course, this is only conjecture, and he really might have been shunned pre Passion for getting drunk at a buisiness lunch and singing throw the jew down the well, and it was a well kept secret. who knows, but I do remember he did Yom Kippur, so in the eyes of truly religious jewish culture, isn't he forgiven for his deeds? <P> also, props to him for not shifting the blame on his dad for his problems. his dad might be the one who instilled crazy thoughts about the jews, but at least he didn't bring his old man into it.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    No.

    by bueno_bob

    Mel Gibson or no Mad Max for me.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Is this a reboot, remake, re-imaging, prequel, or sequel?

    by SmokingRobot

    Well, which is it?

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Another nail in Originality's coffin,thats what it is

    by ominus

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    He is anti-semitic,his Passion movie proves it

    by ominus

    but who gives a crap.hollywood has done worse things with their never ending propaganda movies,and if i am not mistaken USA is the land of freedom and free speech? <p>which means everyone has the right to express his personal opinion,as long as he respects and doesnt hurt his co-citizens? <p>but then again,this years miss california was about to get crucified because she was opposite to gay weddings. <p>oh the hypocrisy of the human civilization...

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    No Mel, no Max

    by Phimseto

    It's been said plenty of time, but just wanted to add my voice. I'd love to see Jeremy Renner in the movie, but having someone else play Mad Max would be like someone other than Eastwood playing Dirty Harry. No thanks.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    NO MEL NO SELL!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    NO MEL = NO FUCKING SELL, BIATCH

    by MELGIBSONS_DICKCHEESE

    Mel has to be in this. Fuck that Renner asshole, whoever he is.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Sulu

    by Ruddy Heck

    They killed Ripley in Alien 3. Although she did come back using the magic of science fiction.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Crow3711..

    by TheWaqman

    for sure Bana isn't close to as talented or badass as Crowe (not many people working today are). But watch "Chopper" if you think Bana is a little wuss boy.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    NO MEL = GO TO ****ING HELL!!

    by TheWaqman

    This would be as bad as recasting Indiana Jones in my book. Indy 4 sucked, lets hope this one doesn't.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    mad max vs. snake plisken

    by shaell

    would be fucking IDIOTIC.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    A blight on all who would suggest it!

    by shaell

    I wipe my ass with escape from LA!

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Bronson's Tom Hardy

    by DraculaDillenger

    If you've seen him smaller. stubbled and with hair, then you'd agree: this could be our man.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    He didn't say he was PLAYING Max

    by twogunjames

    Maybe he's just reading for a role as one of the many scumbags in the wasteland. Y'know?

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    George Miller

    by Munro Kelly

    I like Jeremy for the role, if Mel wont do it, but I'm really happy that George Miller is directing. He hasn't made a film yet that I didn't like.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    NO MELL BOX OFFICE HELL!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    i knew jeremy renner had chops when i saw 'dahmer'

    by electronegativity

    it's about time the guy got his due; he's worth the risk for the backers of any production with a set of balls. i would be cool with it if he played a variation of mad max, or even a part in the next film. haha, and as badly as i want to see the hurt locker--i haven't yet...

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    'dahmer'? wesley snipes loves that guy

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    and you love demolition man

    by electronegativity

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    NO!!! Instead...

    by Apple Octopus

    Put Bruce Campbell on a diet and let HIM play Mad Max!

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson IS MAX ROCKANTASKY

    by GordonFranklinTerrySr

    Mad Max 4. Mad Max (mainly The Road Warrior) is to George Miller as Alien is to Ridley Scott. 2010 and 2011 will be "happening years" for us Old Heads with kids between 12 -14. MEL GIBSON IS MAX ROCKATANSKY, and Mel Gibson owes (almost) his entire Hollywood-life to George Miller (and Byron Kennedy) and the character of Max "MAD MAX" Rockatansky; Mel's human and it would be EXCELLENT if someone could ask Mel Gibson and George Miller to get together and include Mel Gibson as MAX ROCKATANSKY in Mad Max 4.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Escape From The Road Warrior

    by MasterShake

    C'mon shaell, you know it must happen, give into the dark side.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    We need Mel, so that he can face off against..

    by Stalkeye

    ..Sugartits, his new arch nemesis.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    MEL GIBSON IS NOT TOO OLD

    by PinkFloyd7

    If Harrison Ford can still play Indy, Mel can still play Mad Max. Renner can be the sidekick, Shia Lebouf-type character.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Only Mel can be the Road Warrior.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Mad Max has always held a special place in my heart and furry cranium. I always hoped for a sequel, but to date, it's only been murmurings. I can't imagine why they couldn't do another, with Mel in driver's seat as Max.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson

    by SunTzu77

    Isn't too old to play Max. He just needs some hair dye... a gym to work out... and if need be the computer program they used on Benjamin Button... to smooth out wrinkles as need be.... Lola Visual Effects.... I believe.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    shit...

    by SunTzu77

    Just saw some pics of mel... <p> http://static.indianexpress.com/m-images/2009-07-31/M_Id_97347_mel_gibson.jpg <p> He just needs to style his hair differently...color his hair some... that dude looks good for his age.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    whats the deal with the three shells?

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:27 a.m. CST

    NOOO! HE LOOKS LIKE FUCKING JIM BELUSHI FER CHRISTSAKE!

    by KillaKane

    He is not an Aussie, he's a fine actor no arguments there, but he is not MAD MAX! I just hope Miller has him in mind for another role, otherwise he's gone fucking senile and shilled out to the Studio suits. There is only one Max, Mel ain't up for it but for me it has to be BANA. Failing that Sam Worthington, he can nail it fer sure.

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    BANA OR WORTHINGTON...KEEP MAX AN AUSSIE!

    by KillaKane

    Don't fucking disown OZ Miller, Max is a national institution. Casting a chubby faced American (however good an actor) will lose an army of MM fans.