‘Mad Max: Fury Highway’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ postponed to 2024 | Leisure information
By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
The “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel “Furiosa” isn’t coming to theaters anytime soon. The film’s release date has been postponed for a year – to May 24, 2024, Warner Bros. said on Friday. It was originally scheduled for June 2023.
George Miller returns to write and direct the film, touted as Australia’s greatest production of all time. “The Queen’s Gambit” star Anya Taylor-Joy will play the title role that Charlize Theron produced in “Fury Road”. Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also star.
Mad Max: Fury Road had a famously tumultuous production, but Out of the Fires came a critical hit that garnered 10 Academy Award nominations, including six for Best Picture and Best Director. Still, it was still in the red after over $ 375 million in gross global revenue.
The studio also announced on Friday that the new adaptation of “Salem’s Lot” will hit theaters on September 9, 2022.
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