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George Miller, the man responsible for directing, writing, and producing 1979 post-apocalyptic classic Mad Max, is the co-founder of a production house that is rumored to be interested in absorbing the remainder of L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi. Employees of George Miller’s KMM Studio are reporting seeing Team Bondi members, including infamous studio founder Brendan McNamara.
“Brendan McNamara was seen walking through the buildings of Dr. D yesterday, where Happy Feet 2 is being made,” claimed Kotaku’s trusted source.
The plot thickens when you learn that Sydney-based Dr.D is already staffed by some former Team Bondi folks who fled the reported crappy working conditions. Seeing their former boss presumably getting a tour of his potential new office was upsetting, says the source.
Apparently George Miller is a fan of Team Bondi’s work, and the fact that the company didn’t sacrifice their vision to meet deadlines.
“The word is going round that Team Bondi is being folded into KMM studios, Team Bondi is pretty much doomed after the scandal and can’t find any new supporters, so by doing this they can hide their name,” says the source.
KMM is currently working on a video game version of Happy Feet 2 to tie in with the animated film’s release. Allegedly KMM shifted focus away from a Mad Max title to the penguin-packed game.
If this proves to be true, the Team Bondi refuges at Dr.D could be in for a bitter reacquaintance should George Miller choose to take on the rest of the sullied Australian developer.
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HAHA, Happy Feet 2!
Well that sucks for the people who might be reunited with McNamara. If George Miller is actually going to recruit Team Bondi, I hope he leaves out McNamara. Would be a relief to Team Bondi at least.
Mad Max game? What? Where? Why Not?
Rofl, what?? Bondi is "doomed after the scandal"?? I didn't realize that did the developers any harm... seemed more like a hit to the publisher to me.
happy feet vs. Dr.D thats cool.. XD
So they go from making a hit video game that sells millions of copies and garners massive acclaim from the gaming world to being tech guys on an animated film about penguins? They're really moving up in the world!
aha oh thats so sad for the people trying to get away from McNamara
Pro-tip #1 for KMM: Get rid of Brendan McNamara. From everything I've heard the guy can't manage - nor lead - a studio to save his life.
There's going to be a Happy Feet 2?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Wait, oh yeah that sucks for Team Bondi. Maybe they can make a game with realistic penguin facial animations?
That's really good for Team Bondi. Now they won't be treated bad.
All I want is a patch for L.A. Noire..