The much-awaited movie stars Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy in lead roles.
Furiosa, the prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road will be shot in NSW. The movie has been greenlit to receive financial incentives from federal and state governments, confirming that production will take place in NSW.
At a press conference earlier today, Premiere Gladys Berejiklian said, “Our Government is incredibly proud of the talent we have, we want to harness it here in NSW,” adding that the movie is set to be the ‘biggest film ever to be made in Australia.’ (Featured image: Mad Max: Fury Road.)
In a major feat for the Australian film industry, the film is expected to bring in an estimated $350 million into the State’s economy and also create around 850 jobs.
Chris Hemsworth who is currently filming Thor: Love and Thunder in Sydney said that joining the Furiosa cast was the biggest “pinch myself moment” in his career because of how iconic the action series is. He also spoke about Australia’s film boom at a time when other countries are grappling with the pandemic. “Being able to make this film here, it means that we’re keeping the talent here — that really brilliant talent who previously went overseas.”
Aside from Hemsworth, the film will also star Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) and Yahya Abdul-Mateenin II (Aquaman). The George Miller directed film will start filming this June.