‘Furiosa’ Delays Release By a Year, ‘Salem’s Lot’ Opening in September 2022

“Furiosa,” George Miller’s prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” won’t hit screens until 2024.

The hugely ambitious action film was originally scheduled to open on June 23, 2023. Instead, it will hit screens on Memorial Day of 2024, Warner Bros. said on Friday.

In addition, “Salem’s Lot,” the studio’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel will open on Sept. 9, 2022. “Salem’s Lot” is directed by Gary Dauberman and stars Alfre Woodard, Lewis Pullman, Makenzie, Leigh, Bill Camp, Spencer Treat Clark, William Sadler

“Furiosa’s” cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Taylor-Joy will take on the role of Imperator Furiosa, a role played memorably by Charlize Theron in “Fury Road.” That film was a famously troubled and complex shoot, resulting in numerous release date delays as Miller labored to get his vision on screen. It ultimately paid off. The film was a modest box office hit when it opened in 2015, but was adored by critics and scored several Oscar nominations. The film’s reputation has only grown in subsequent years with many cinephiles considering it to be one of the greatest action flicks in history.

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