Mad Max: A "Hybrid Game" That's Still A Few Years Off
Those of you old enough to remember Mel Gibson as "Mad Max" will distinctly recall the gritty, post-apocalyptic setting, and it should strike you as an interesting foundation for a video game.
Well, they are making one, but it's still a ways off. Thanks to a new interview posted over at the MTV Multiplayer blog (conducted by MTV Movies editor Josh Horowitz), we are aware of two things: 1. George Miller's new movie project will be presented in 3D anime, and yes, it's called "Mad Max," and 2. we've found someone else who sees immense storytelling potential within the video game industry. "Games were the poor cousin to feature films when it came to storytelling but I think it’s flipping," said Miller. "Games allow you be much more like a novelist." As for the game, Miller calls Mad Max a "hybrid game" and calls it an "opportunity to make a novel." Unfortunately, he also says there are "a couple of years left" in development, as they're only in the early stages of writing and designing. Obviously, the movie is a ways off, too, but we figure we can wait. It's just one of those cult classics that will never die provided the legacy is passed along, and now that Miller wants to resurrect the name with a movie and game...well, to put it simply, "Mad Max" is going to make a triumphant return. Well, we hope it'll be triumphant, anyway.
Stay tuned for more concerning the game adaptation of the film, and if you check around this year for more news concerning the movie, you'll probably be able to find a few updates.
3/9/2009 Ben Dutka