Where’s a drought when you need one? We have a movie to make!!!
The highly anticipated fourth movie in the Mad Max series will no longer be filmed in Broken Hill in New South Wales’s far west, despite years of preparation.
Kennedy Miller Mitchell (KMM), the production company behind Mad Max: Fury Road, says the area around Broken Hill is too green for the post-apocalyptic film.
Filming on the movie, which will star Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, was meant to begin early next year after already being delayed twice because of weather.
The project was expected to pump $10 million into the local community and pre-production work in the city had already begun.
Broken Hill Mayor Wincen Cuy says the council understands the decision.
“This decision has been 12 months now in the making and I believe it hasn’t been taken lightly,” he said.
“It is a tragedy that it can’t, but nature has caused it, nothing other than nature has caused it.