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Director George Miller Collaborating With Reformed Team Bondi

Mad Max video game and new project from McNamara slated alongside partnership.

If we're to get another L.A. Noire game, it will most likely be developed at a Rockstar studio.

We may not see a sequel to L.A. Noire crafted by former Team Bondi leader Brendan McNamara, but he will continue to make video games, as revealed in an interview with film director George Miller.

Miller spoke with Financial Review, and revealed he was partnering with Kennedy Miller Mitchell Interactive, a combination of former Krome Studios and Team Bondi employees, to develop a Mad Max video and McNamara’s next project, the currently dubbed Whore of the Orient.

Parts of Team Bondi lives on, even if it’s not called Team Bondi anymore. The LA Noire developer ran into financial turmoil after the game’s release in May, forcing the studio to dissolve, but some of its employees, including McNamara, joined Kennedy Miller Mitchell Interactive.

There’s no timetable for either game, but former God of War designer Cory Barlog was once working with Miller on the long-gestating Mad Max video game. Miller has been trying to get a new movie off the ground for years, as well.

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Posted by patrickklepek
If we're to get another L.A. Noire game, it will most likely be developed at a Rockstar studio.

We may not see a sequel to L.A. Noire crafted by former Team Bondi leader Brendan McNamara, but he will continue to make video games, as revealed in an interview with film director George Miller.

Miller spoke with Financial Review, and revealed he was partnering with Kennedy Miller Mitchell Interactive, a combination of former Krome Studios and Team Bondi employees, to develop a Mad Max video and McNamara’s next project, the currently dubbed Whore of the Orient.

Parts of Team Bondi lives on, even if it’s not called Team Bondi anymore. The LA Noire developer ran into financial turmoil after the game’s release in May, forcing the studio to dissolve, but some of its employees, including McNamara, joined Kennedy Miller Mitchell Interactive.

There’s no timetable for either game, but former God of War designer Cory Barlog was once working with Miller on the long-gestating Mad Max video game. Miller has been trying to get a new movie off the ground for years, as well.

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Posted by Rockanomics

Max Max?

Posted by moelarrycurly

@Rockanomics: Maximum Max.

Posted by Sgtpierceface

McNamara lives on to make the internet hate him another day.

Posted by bunkerbuster05

MAX MAX TO THE MAX.

Posted by Superfriend

Max to da MAX!!! I would watch this film since it would probably involve lots and lots of stupidity.

Starring Max von Sydow in his final role (because he exploded): Max Max.

In theaters this summer.

Posted by froesti

He's the max. We'll see if this movie survives til release. I doubt it.

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Posted by jorbear

Whore of the Orient?

This can only end well.

Posted by SerHulse

I am Maximus Decimus Max, Commander of the Armies of the North, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I will have my vengeance.

Posted by Robopengy

That's too much Max for me, thank you

Posted by Kevin_Cogneto

Maybe Mad Max's last name is also Max ala Mario Mario.

Posted by Game_Baron

Max Bond?

Posted by Batmeng

Mad Mad. So Mad.

Posted by Awcko

I think it's cool that they're developing a new Max Max video. I love Max Max videos.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

@Kevin_Cogneto said:

Maybe Mad Max's last name is also Max ala Mario Mario.

It's Rockatansky.

Posted by JohngPR

Max Max Revolution

Posted by MattBodega

Finally! A video game based on Babe: Pig In The City! Let's do this!

Posted by Video_Game_King

So can we make a Whore of the Orient page?

Posted by Little_Socrates

I'm actually happy with this. L.A. Noire had a fucked up development cycle where McNamara probably did a lot of bad things. Now, public eye is upon him, and he has a chance to prove that he can change. And people CAN change, whether it's for better or worse; people change when they meet a loved one that makes them happier than they used to be, when they have confidence from releasing a product that people actually want to play, when a parent dies, etc.

Good luck, Mr. McNamara. You selected too many good people to make L.A. Noire, and that game felt it, but you have another chance.

Posted by RollingZeppelin

The question is, who owns the rights to all that facial reproduction technology?

Posted by Winternet

Mad Max Payne?

Posted by OwlPen0r

19 comments, and only 2 people have picked up on Whore of the Orient? Come on, people.

Posted by Ravenlight

@MattBodega said:

Finally! A video game based on Babe: Pig In The City! Let's do this!

If I didn't think you were a crazy person for ingesting a bio-chemical weapon, I'd think you were a pretty cool guy for that comment.

Posted by SlightConfuse

THUNDADOME

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

The better recipe of success: 
 
1) Hire on the rank and file of Team Bondi.
 
2) Tell McNamara to choke on a dick.

Posted by prestonhedges

Great. Maybe they can make another game that's only good for a rental.

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

@Anwar:

Tampa: Noir

Posted by mazik765

I hope they keep the name 'Whore of the Orient' just so I can enjoy the inevitable Fox News coverage.

Posted by RitzkriegRap

Ugh. Avalanche would have been perfect for Mad Max... Miller is a fool with both his money and his ideas, clearly.

Posted by Hameyadea

The Mad Whore of the Orient: The Payneless Maximum!

Causing controversy in a local media outlet near you soon!!

Posted by Bestostero

sooooo....will there be a LA Noire sequel? ...cause i want one... lol

Posted by MikkaQ

Considering his last good film came out in 1981, I have my doubts.

Posted by afrokola

I would love to see the continuing adventures of Jack Kelso, for sure! Plus, who doesn't want to see that bastard Roy Earle bite it?

Edited by Bestostero

@texaseanacre said:

I would love to see the continuing adventures of Jack Kelso, for sure! Plus, who doesn't want to see that bastard Roy Earle bite it?

SPOILERS!AND! AND! To be fair, it was a closed casket at his funeral which could mean they just never found the body...so he could still be aliveeeeeeee!!! maybe :(

Posted by JimmyPancakes

I choose to believe in Little_Socrates, I choose to believe in love.

Posted by Bestostero

@UKSamwise: well...the game has been out for a few months now...but since the pc release...i guess i will. lol

Posted by HarrySound

They got something here, Rockstar should get to work on it.

Posted by ptys

Don't know how well a Mad Max video game could compete as Bethesda and Gearbox pretty much have post apocalypse games covered if you ask me.

Posted by Korolev

"whore of the orient"?

Yeah.... that's not a good title. Aside from the unfortunate title, I am genuinely curious to see what type of game it would be: perhaps exploring drug trade in Asia during the late 19th century? There aren't enough game set during that terrible, yet fascinating time in world history.

But they should change the title. For, uh, reasons. You know....

....

.....

.......

The racism.

Posted by Tidel

@ptys said:

Don't know how well a Mad Max video game could compete as Bethesda and Gearbox pretty much have post apocalypse games covered if you ask me.

It could be in 3rd person. The only things Bethesda and Gearbox have covered are hands.

Posted by Phished0ne

@slightconfuse said:

THUNDADOME

I thought we were beyond thunderdome.....

Posted by PrivateIronTFU

Who run Barter Town?

Edited by vinsanityv22

Okay, it's not cool that George Miller wrestled away Mad Max: Fury Road from Avalanche. I'd rather see a Mad Max game from the developers of Just Cause 2 than the developers of LA Noire and the Wii/PS2 version of the Force Unleashed 1.

Secondly, good for Australia that KMM decided to pick up ex-Bondi team members and ex-Krome staffers. I'm just guessing here, but I believe they're the biggest developer down under now that Krome has been significantly downsized, and Bondi/Blue Tongue/THQ Studio Oz have been closed down.

But thirdly, wasn't the guy in charge of LA Noire notoriously awful at his job? As in, "If Rockstar Producers didn't step in and start reigning things in, the game would never have been finished"-inefficient? This Fury Road game will be awful if that guy - Brendan McNamara - is in any sort of higher up position at this new developer.

Good luck KMM. I'm certain there are many, many talented artists and programmers working there. And I'm glad they have a new studio. AND I'm glad you're doing more than just doing the VFX for shitty movies like Happy Feet. But I certainly hope they have better directors/producers/designers than Mr. McNamara. That dude sucks. I mean, his mis-management is responsible for tanking a whole studio.

Posted by ptys

@Tidel said:

@ptys said:

Don't know how well a Mad Max video game could compete as Bethesda and Gearbox pretty much have post apocalypse games covered if you ask me.

It could be in 3rd person. The only things Bethesda and Gearbox have covered are hands.

You can go 3rd person in Fallout, don't think it runs as well as Skyrim but it's still an option.

Posted by tobygw

@xhavoc86:

Nah man, he's gone.

Posted by Bestostero

@tobygw: No...I belieeeeve...I believe!

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