George Miller wants Hideo Kojima to make the ultimate Mad Max game

George Miller wants Hideo Kojima to make the ultimate Mad Max game
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Tom Chapman

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23rd May 2024 11:20

It seems like we're all going 'mad' for Max, and nine years after George Miller's automotive apocalypse raced back into our lives with Mad Max: Fury Road, the franchise returns in a big way. Alongside the release of the Anya Taylor-Joy-led Furiosa, it looks like Fortnite is getting its own Mad Max crossover in Chapter 5 Season 3.  

Mad Max is no stranger to the world of video games, with Avalanche Studios' famously divisive Mad Max burning rubber in 2015. There are whispers that Furiosa makes the events of the game canon, but while we wait and see, Miller himself is giving the nod to another Mad Max game.

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Surprising no one, there's still plenty of road left for the Mad Max saga, and after it looked like 1985's Beyond Thunderdome had brought things to a close, Fury Road invigorated the franchise. Furiosa is set to do the same, with Miller still mulling over the idea of Mad Max: The Wasteland as a Fury Road sequel.

Away from the movies, Miller has shared his love of video games and put forward the legendary Hideo Kojima to direct a Mad Max video game. When GAMINGbible asked Miller whether he'd be interested in making another video game while on the Furiosa red carpet, Miller reminded us of 2015's outing.

Miller admitted, "It wasn't as good as I wanted it to be, it wasn't in our hands, we gave all our material to a company to do it." Suggesting he'd want to be more involved in any future Mad Max games, he then sang Kojima's praises

"If he were to take it on...he's got so much fantastic stuff in his own head," says Miller, although he admitted, "I'd never ask him." Still, he said someone with a mind like Kojima would be perfect to take Mad Max's video game legacy back on the road. Sadly, Miller said he couldn't do it himself because he doesn't know anything about gaming. 

Kojima and Miller - a match made in heaven

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Even if Miller has written off the fantastical notion of him and Kojima being a dynamic duo, it might not be a pipe dream. Returning the favour, Kojima recently shared his own love of Miller and all things Mad Max. We know Kojima is a big fan of movies, with his one-sentence reviews being something of a benchmark in Tinsel Town. 

Posting on X (formerly Twitter) after seeing Furiosa, Kojima gushed, "Witnessed 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga'. This movie, which easily surpasses 'MAD' and even past 'FURY', is at its 'MAX' (masterpiece)!" Saying he saw the OG Mad Max when he was 16, Kojima had nothing but praise for Miller. 

The gaming auteur continued, "George Miller has saved me, encouraged me, and changed my way of life countless times. He is my God, and the SAGA that he tells is my Bible." While Kojima has a packed schedule with Death Stranding 2, OD, and Physint, we're sure he'd rush at the chance to make a Mad Max game. 

Kojima and Miller working on a Mad Max video game with all the weirdness of Death Stranding and Miller's worldbuilding capabilities? It's not as 'mad' as it sounds. 

Tom Chapman
About the author
Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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