Terry Hayes migrated to Australia as a child and trained as a journalist at the country’s leading broadsheet. At twenty-one, he was appointed North American correspondent, based in New York and after two years returned to Sydney to become an investigative reporter, political correspondent and columnist. A short time later, with George Miller, he wrote the screenplay for Road Warrior/Mad Max 2. He also co-produced and wrote Dead Calm, the film which launched Nicole Kidman’s international movie career, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and a host of mini-series. After moving to Los Angeles he worked as a screen-writer on major studio productions.
Australian screenwriter, Terry Hayes, best known for writing Road Warrior, Dead Calm, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, and other blockbuster movies, spoke about his recent espionage novel which deals with the homemade manufacturing of the smallpox virus as a terrorist weapon.