So here’s why there are no reports whatsoever from the set of Mad Max: Fury Road in Namibia and why this is STILL the only photo of Tom from there (the only other thing I’ve seen is how Tom arranged a screening of TDKR for the cast and crew a month or so ago):
Unless the media happen to come across people, props, rumours and sets related to the film production ‘Mad Max Fury Road’ in Erongo, they have little chance to get any information about the movie; nor do they have a chance to participate in any site visits or interviews until next year.
The production’s unit publicist, Toby Gibson, told The Namibian that the producer’s policy was to keep the movie and related issues away from the press until the production has been finalised.
“It may be unfortunate for the local press seeing that this is such a huge production in your country, but our policy counts for international press too. We’ve had numerous requests for interviews, visits and comments, but we cannot say or do anything until ‘Mad Max’ is ready to be marketed,” he said.
According to him, press meetings and set visits could become a reality during “post-production”, which may only be early next year.
“Now we are all focused on just one thing: to get the movie done. Once that happens, we will open it up to support the marketing aspect thereof, and then press could have interviews with celebrities and special site visits – but until that happens, you’ll not get much from us, except a ‘no comment’,” said Gibson.
It’s not entirely true, though. There was a reporter on the set recently. And it wouldn’t make much sense if no one would be documenting the filming while it’s actually happening. But man, this film is a lot more secret than anything Nolan’s ever done… And it’s apparently now costing around 300 million dollars to make. Gosh.