MTV spoke to writer/director George Miller, who says that the fourth "Mad Max" film will now become a 3-D animated feature without any involvement from Mel Gibson. Here's an excerpt from the interview:
"We'll probably go a different route," Miller told MTV News about the potential talent voicing the lead role. The plot would be partly lifted from the script of the fourth "Max" film, which was set to shoot in 2003 until financing collapsed in the wake of the Iraq War.
Now Miller is resurrecting the idea as an R-rated, stereoscopic anime flick for theatrical release. It's a curious undertaking, to be sure, but one made all the more certain to happen after the runaway success in 2006 of his computer-animated "Happy Feet"ónot that the newest, ever-violent "Max" film will have much in common with that kid-friendly penguin party.
"I see myself as someone who is very curious about storytelling and all its various media," Miller said. "I've always loved anime, in particular the Japanese sensibility. It's something I've always wanted to do."
He is also planning a tie-in action-adventure video game, which you can read more about here.