Mad Max: Fury Road Coming to Cinemas in Black and White?
Back in May, director George Miller claimed that "the best version of this movie is black and white, but people reserve that for art movies now." Well, those fiery reds and oranges and yellows might actually be replaced, and we could be seeing that black and white version hit theaters next year.
Miller confirmed to Screen Daily that black and white was his original intent for the film, and producer Doug Mitchell said "an official version exists and could yet receive a theatrical release."
Initially for the blu-ray release Miller "demanded" a black and white version for home viewers, including an option to hear the isolated score as the only soundtrack. This never happened, so for us curious film-goers we'll have to wait and see on a theater release.
There has to be a big 'if' over the option, though. The film didn't break banks at the box office, despite critical acclaim. It did make well over double of its budget, but Warner Bros. might have little interest in bringing it back a third time (the film returned for a week in September in IMAX).
It might all depend on how well it does come award season, ultimately.