THE anticipated fourth Mad Max film, Fury Road, has run off the road again, leaving hundreds of Australian workers in the dust.
George Miller's film has been delayed for a second time and will not begin filming until 2012.
The delay has left many major film crew members without work amid fears the high Australian dollar could ultimately kill the film as its budget grows.
Key crew were told this week not to expect to return for pre-production until August or November next year. Production is now anticipated to begin in the Broken Hill region in February 2012.
The film had already been delayed. In July, Kennedy Miller Productions said unseasonal rains had made the Broken Hill area too fertile and production was put back to later this year.