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Fury Road may reach city

Tuesday, 26th May, 2009

The production of the multi-million dollar fourth Mad Max film, "Fury Road", is due to begin this year and one news report suggests Broken Hill could be selected for filming.

An article in Saturday's Geelong Advertiser said that Victorian State MP, John Eren, had heard that Silverton and Broken Hill were being considered as locations. The second in the Mad Max series, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, was filmed in Silverton, at the Pinnacles, and in Broken Hill in 1981.

The Geelong Advertiser said Mr Eren, in conjunction with Geelong Council, was hoping to convince director George Miller to pick Geelong, saying it had used the region before in the first Mad Max. Broken Hill City Council would not say yesterday whether it was in talks with the makers of the next film. The city's tourism manager, Fiona Ellis, said Film Broken Hill had signed a confidentiality agreement and could not speak to the media. While Ms Ellis said she had seen various news reports about the new film, she would not say if Mr Miller was scouting the local district for locations. Film Victoria has not been contacted by Miller's production company.

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