For those movie fans keen to return to the arid deserts of a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Warner Bros. has delivered your Christmas present early. In advance of its release next spring, we now bring you a new trailer for the eagerly-awaited Mad Max: Fury Road.
Revisiting the world first introduced to audiences back in 1979’s Mad Max, starring Mel Gibson, director George Miller amps up the action tenfold. The state of the world is much as it was then; society is on the brink of collapse due to global water and oil shortages and the savages are out to reap the benefits. Enlisting The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy in place of Gibson, this updated Max Rockatansky has new crazed adversaries to battle.
For the most part, the teaser orbits around the destruction caused by Nicholas Hoult’s larger-than-life villain, coming across like a spry version of the X-Men’s silent mutant, Deadpool. We’re treated to a handful of glimpses at Hardy’s new-fangled Max, along with his latest companion in the shape of a grizzled Charlize Theron. Without revealing too much of its story, the focus here is clearly on the destruction, explosions and kinetic energy of Miller’s fourth instalment, which looks set to be a sure-fire hit when it arrives in cinemas next year.
Mad Max: Fury Road opens in theatres on May 15th, 2015.
From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) stars in the title role in “Mad Max: Fury Road”—the fourth in the franchise’s history. Oscar winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) stars as the Imperator, Furiosa. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max,” “Sleeping Beauty”) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (“Divergent”) plays Toast, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) is Splendid, and supermodel Abbey Lee is The Dag, and Courtney Eaton is Fragile. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior.