#FIRSTLOOK: “FURIOSA” NOW IN PRODUCTION IN AUSTRALIA
After MAD MAX: FURY ROAD won Oscars and grossed $375 million worldwide, FURIOSA, the latest in the Franchise, is currently in production in Australia. George Miller also will direct this latest installment which will star Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke. Taylor-Joy has been prepping mentally and physically for some time to prepare for this. Cannot wait to see her carry this Film!
As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.
Taylor-Joy was most recently seen in Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” and Robert Eggers’ “The Northman.” She also played the lead in the romantic comedy “Emma,” based on the Jane Austen novel. Her additional features include the sci-fi thrillers “Split” from M. Night Shyamalan, and his follow up “Glass,” in which she reprised her role from the previous film. She also starred as a chess prodigy in the massively successful miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit.”
Hemsworth is right at home with high-octane action, having starred in the “Avengers” and “Thor” films as well as the recent “Extraction.” His other film credits include “Bad Times at the El Royale,” “12 Strong,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Rush,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and “Star Trek,” among many others.
Burke is perhaps best-known for his award-nominated role in Joanna Hogg’s film “The Souvenir,” as well as playing the lead in the popular UK crime series “C.B. Strike.” He also starred as Athos in the BBC series “The Musketeers,” appeared in such feature films as Nicholas Winding Refn’s “Only God Forgives,” and played famed filmmaker Orson Welles in David Fincher’s Oscar-winning “Mank.”
Miller penned the script with “Mad Max: Fury Road” co-writer Nico Lathouris and produces alongside his longtime partner, Oscar-nominated producer Doug Mitchell (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Babe”). Miller’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes such longtime Australian collaborators as production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, costume designer Jenny Beavan and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, each of whom won an Oscar for their work on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as well as first assistant director PJ Voeten and second unit director and stunt coordinator Guy Norris. The director of photography is Simon Duggan (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “The Great Gatsby”).
More details to come. Warner Bros. Pictures Canada will release.
(Photo credit: Warner Bros.)
#TIFF21: “TRUE THINGS” REVIEW
By Mr. Will Wong
Kate (Ruth Wilson) lives a mundane life as a Benefits claims worker. She encounters a former convict claimant (Tom Burke), whom she is seduced by into an all-consuming affair. Her world quickly unravels, finding herself obsessed with him completely. Unsure where she stands, we ride Kate‘s highs and lows waiting on his unpredictability. And through this affair, we see her really come to life as those around her discourage her from moving ahead with this mysterious stranger who can’t seem to give her stability.
Directed by Harry Wootliff, TRUE THINGS successfully captures the feeling and repercussions of lust so authentically. Wilson is a real revelation giving us pure vulnerability as a woman figuring out what she wants as she throws herself into something potentially catastrophic. And this is part of the Film’s allure, we want to see where this all leads even if it might not be clear in the end.
While the pace is languid at times, and we wish we get the clarity we desire through it all, such is life and Wootliff gives us a precise slice of it. Wilson‘s fantastic work is something that perhaps others in similar type relationships can take away and reflect on their own paths.
TRUE THINGS screens at TIFF ’21:
Tue, Sep 14 IN-PERSON TIFF Bell Lightbox 12:00pm
Wed, Sep 15 DIGITAL PREMIERE SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox
Availability: Canada 9:00pm
Thu, Sep 16 N-PERSON TIFF Bell Lightbox 9:30 am
Fri, Sep 17 DIGITAL SECOND SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox
Availability: Canada 5:00pm