Many film and TV productions have come to a total standstill in the current climate. But the absence of movies being in the filming stage means there's more time for pre-production, namely the discussion of making other movie projects a possibility. One of those is the 'Mad Max' spinoff we've been waiting for.

Following the trilogy of movies starring Mel Gibson that hit screens between 1979 and 1985, Tom Hardy took over the titular role in the 2015 movie 'Mad Max Fury Road'.

The action flick proved to be a major hit. But it wasn't the eponymous hero everyone was talking about - it was the heroine Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron.

Talks of a Furiosa movie have been happening for years. But director of the franchise George Miller has continually come up against resistance.

A report in 2017 noted that sequels were being held up as the filmmaker was caught up in a legal battle with Warner Bros. over unpaid earnings.

Now a new report from Variety divulges that Miller has been meeting with names (over Skype) for a 'Furiosa' spin-off. Top of the list is Anya Taylor-Joy, who recently played the lead in Jane Auten adaptation 'Emma'.

Miller hopes to start shooting in 2021.

He is also working on 'Three Thousand Years Of Longing', starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. As with so many other projects, production on this has now stalled. There's Elba's diagnosis to take into consideration also.