Mad Max 4, 5 and 6 all in development

First in new trilogy Mad Max: Fury Road shoots early next year, starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises); scripts readied for two more Road Warrior films

While Mad Max: Fury Road enters production next year after spending years in development hell, the script for a Mad Max 5 is already completed, according to director George Miller. Speaking to the Financial Review, the Australian director explained that the script for a fifth film is ready to go, with an additional sixth nearly finished.

“We started with [Fury Road], but we then started to do a second story and a third,” the director told the publication. “We’ve written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, they were part of the exploration of the characters.”

Mad Max: Fury Road will star Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, with a release date likely in 2013.