Fury Road Director George Miller Suing Warner Bros. for $7 Million

Miller is in dispute with Warner Bros over the earnings from the last movie, to the point where his production company - Kennedy Miller Mitchell - is heading to court over the matter.

"According to Kennedy Miller Mitchell, if the the final net cost of Fury Road didn't exceed $157 million, they would receive a $7 million bonus".

George Miller is suing Warner Bros. for a $7 million bonus he argues that his company should have received during the filming of Mad Max: Fury Road, and now he's won the right to litigate in Australia instead of the United States. Justice David Hammerschlag sided with the production company in the decision to try the case in Australia, but it remains to be seen how the court will rule as far as the specific costs that caused Miller to file this lawsuit in the first place. And yet, it's been two years since Fury Road landed in theaters, and we don't seem to be any closer to either sequel being a reality. What would be awesome is if Kennedy Miller Mitchell not only won this lawsuit but also took the opportunity to continue on the feminist trajectory of Fury Road free of Ratner financing. [But the production company] claims [Warner Bros] made a series of decisions which caused substantial changes and delays to Mad Max, which led to additional costs and expenses and that [the studio] wrongly took them into account in its over-budget calculation.

And that this is why the production went over budget. The filmmaker, whose credits include the Babe and Happy Feet films, also is challenging Warners' move to pact with RatPac Entertainment to help finance the movie, which won six Oscars previous year.

"If those costs are left out of account [Kennedy Miller Mitchell] says that Mad Max came in under budget". Warner Bros also opted, it's reported, for a co-financing deal with RatPac Entertainment, rather than giving Kennedy Miller Mitchell first refusal.

"That hard work resulted in a picture which found wide acclaim globally..."

"We disagree and will vigorously defend against these claims", Warner Bros said in a statement to Deadline.

We're not going to be getting any Mad Max films for the foreseeable future.

Earning $372 million at the worldwide box office, and released to widespread critical acclaim, the film even cleaned up at the Oscars, winning six awards including Best Film Editing and Best Production Design, as well as landing Miller a nomination for Best Director. Warner Bros. needs to disassociate themselves from that guy.

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