Director George Miller Collaborating With Reformed Team Bondi

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Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
If we're to get another L.A. Noire game, it will most likely be developed at a Rockstar studio.
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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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
If we're to get another L.A. Noire game, it will most likely be developed at a Rockstar studio.
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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#2 Posted by Rockanomics (1187 posts) -

Max Max?

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#3 Posted by moelarrycurly (731 posts) -

@Rockanomics: Maximum Max.

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#4 Posted by Sgtpierceface (735 posts) -

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

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#5 Posted by bunkerbuster05 (502 posts) -

MAX MAX TO THE MAX.

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#6 Posted by Superfriend (1717 posts) -

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.

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#7 Posted by froesti (106 posts) -

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

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#8 Posted by jorbear (2570 posts) -

Whore of the Orient?

This can only end well.

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#10 Posted by SerHulse (710 posts) -

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.

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#11 Posted by Robopengy (597 posts) -

That's too much Max for me, thank you

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#12 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (1675 posts) -

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

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#13 Posted by Game_Baron (129 posts) -

Max Bond?

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#14 Posted by Batmeng (204 posts) -

Mad Mad. So Mad.

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#15 Posted by Awcko (54 posts) -

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

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#16 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12563 posts) -

@Kevin_Cogneto said:

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

It's Rockatansky.

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#18 Posted by JohngPR (77 posts) -

Max Max Revolution

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#19 Posted by MattBodega (2277 posts) -

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

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#20 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

So can we make a Whore of the Orient page?

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#21 Posted by Little_Socrates (5844 posts) -

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.

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#22 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2429 posts) -

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

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#23 Posted by Winternet (8399 posts) -

Mad Max Payne?

Online
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#24 Posted by OwlPen0r (25 posts) -

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

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#25 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@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.

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#26 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

THUNDADOME

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#27 Posted by SatelliteOfLove (1379 posts) -

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

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#28 Posted by prestonhedges (1961 posts) -

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

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#29 Posted by Krystal_Sackful (804 posts) -

@Anwar:

Tampa: Noir

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#30 Posted by mazik765 (2372 posts) -

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

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#32 Posted by Coldman (73 posts) -

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

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#33 Posted by Hameyadea (388 posts) -

The Mad Whore of the Orient: The Payneless Maximum!

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

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#34 Posted by Bestostero (2919 posts) -

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

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#35 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

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

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#36 Posted by afrokola (538 posts) -

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?

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#37 Edited by Bestostero (2919 posts) -

@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 :(

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#38 Posted by JimmyPancakes (122 posts) -

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

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#40 Posted by Bestostero (2919 posts) -

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

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#41 Posted by HarrySound (299 posts) -

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

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#42 Posted by ptys (2177 posts) -

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.

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#43 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

"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....

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The racism.

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#44 Posted by Tidel (372 posts) -

@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.

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#45 Posted by Phished0ne (2810 posts) -

@slightconfuse said:

THUNDADOME

I thought we were beyond thunderdome.....

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#46 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3858 posts) -

Who run Barter Town?

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#47 Edited by vinsanityv22 (1066 posts) -

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.

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#48 Posted by ptys (2177 posts) -

@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.

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#49 Posted by tobygw (667 posts) -

@xhavoc86:

Nah man, he's gone.

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#50 Posted by Bestostero (2919 posts) -

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

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