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News: Mad Max 5, Rutger Hauer Dead, Rocky VII, Terminator…


George Miller has had legal troubles with respect to the Mad Max property.  So what the fuck is happening?  Is the franchise back into another 30 year limbo?  Here is what Miller says;

“There are two stories, both involving Mad Max, and also a Furiosa story. We’re still solving, we’ve got to play out the Warners thing, it seems to be pretty clear that it’s going to happen. It all started because of the chaos at Warner Bros. and not [now-former boss] Kevin Tsujihara, it was pre all that. He wasn’t the antagonist, because a lot of people didn’t know what was going on and were not prepared to make a definitive stand; everybody was running around fearful, it seems, through three regimes. It was hard to get anyone’s attention, so we went to litigation. The chaos has stabilized and it’s become extremely positive as the dust seems to have settled after [the AT&T merger].”

Still happening, but the same was said about Fury Road for a long, long time.


Legendary actor Rutger Hauer has died at his home in the Netherlands at the age of 75 following a short illness.

The Dutch actor was a leading man in the 1970s, launched to success with Paul Verhoeven’s series Floris, before going on to other classics such as Blade Runner and The Hitcher.

This is unexpected.  I always thought of him as a man who would live to 100.


This piece of news is a bit odd.  According to Variety, there’s another Rocky movie in the pipeline.  And it won’t be Creed III (unless both are made).  Rocky VII will feature Rocky mentoring a young fighter who is in the United States illegally.

Isn’t Rocky mentoring a young pup just a rehash of Creed?

The source also says that there’s a TV series being considered.  Neither of these ideas are good.  Creed III with a Viktor Drago rematch is where it’s at.  I mean it’s not the first time the series produced two fights; Apollo has fought Rocky twice.  To me there is nothing left of interest from the Rocky Balboa character.


Elsewhere, Linda Hamilton doesn’t appear to be too happy about the dialogue in Terminator: Dark Fate.  According to CinemaBlend, director Tim Miller doesn’t seem to ‘get’ the Sarah Connor character.  Hamilton says:

There was an approach thing that I had to sort out with Tim because Tim was shooting it like an independent, as he keeps saying. I still — because I haven’t seen it — barely understand what that means. But, in terms of approach, he wanted her ‘relatable.’ That was the word he used. And I was like Sarah Connor has never been relatable! She was relatable in the first movie as a nice waitress, but what do you mean ‘relatable’? You are trying to make her softer? I just knew that with the time that had passed and as her situation changed, she ain’t relatable.

And also, as mentioned, the dialogue is a bit shit:

But I would go, ‘Nope, I am not saying that.’ And a couple of times I was like, ‘I am not saying that. That’s stupid.’ I have always been empowered to say those things but I just have never been that person. I just care so intensely about this character that I had to step up and toe the line about what felt right and what didn’t feel right.

If lines like ‘you metal motherfucker’ were left in, God knows what Hamilton insisted on not repeating.  Given that Hamilton scored forty trillion in a divorce settlement with Jim Cameron, she’s clearly not hard up for money and is probably doing this for the feels.

And in that case, I’d wager Hamilton is pissed.