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.
To your third point - I reckon he's just good with the business side. Like when you have some dickhead working middle management. They suck at their job but they're oddly suited to it. Personally I think he doesn't deserve to make video games... from the sounds of things, like you said, he fucked up big time and Rockstar saved that game. I hope someone there reigns him in and ALL the people who work on the game get credited. The last thing Australia needs is another dead studio and a bunch of unhappy ex-employees.