God of War man doing Mad Max game

Movie delayed to give him plenty of time.

George Miller, director of the Mad Max films, has confirmed a videogame tie-in will be released alongside the latest instalment in the series.

Speaking to Newsweek, he also revealed the game is being worked on by Cory Barlog, director of God of War II - and is only one of many projects they will produce together.

"The first one will be a Mad Max game. Because what happened was, we were all ready to go, within eleven weeks of shooting the next Mad Max movie, Fury Road. This was way back when the war in Iraq started, and that really threw this out for a whole host of reasons... So we had to move on to Happy Feet, because that was going to take a long time," Miller said.

"Instead of going off and shooting Fury Road straight away, I said, 'Okay, now that we've got that whole world prepared, let's work together with somebody, if there's someone out there.'

"And that started off on the path of trying to get together with Cory. Not handing it off to some third party game developer as we did on Happy Feet, but to try to do it all as a piece, in the hope that we overcome that problem of making bad films from good games or vice versa."

According to Miller, the plan is to release the new Mad Max game and film simultaneously - even if that means putting the latter project on hold.

"I'm delaying the movie in order to do a really good game," he revealed. "Normally what happens everyone's scrambling to finish a game so it can coincide with the release of the movie. In this case, because I've got another couple of movies to make, we can wait and do it properly. That's the theory."

As you might have guessed, there's no word on a release date as yet.

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