Want a side of SMASH! CRASH! BOOM! with your post-apocalypse sandwich? If you said “yes,” then look no further. The first trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road debuted at the San Diego Comic Con, now it’s out in the Internet wild, and it’s bound to give you some hair on your knuckles. Check it out after the break.
Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Trailer
Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth installment in the Mad Max series of films, and it’ll be the first one since 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Plot details and such haven’t been revealed yet, but one thing is for certain: explosions are going to be everywhere. If this trailer is of any indication, Fury Road will have the dusty grit of of predecessors, along with the added benefit of 21st-Century special effects and the occasional two-headed bearded dragon.
The long wait wasn’t intentional–Fury Road spent the better part of two decades in developmental hell, even though a script had been written as far back as 2003. George Miller, who directed every single Mad Max entry to date, will be calling the shots once again, and like the Mad Max films of yore, Fury Road will retain it’s Australian roots.
With that said, there are some notable changes to the overall continuity, notably in the acting department. Instead of Mel Gibson–the outspoken Aussie who originally portrayed the Mad Max character, Fury Road features British actor Tom Hardy taking on the title role. Charlize Theron is set to star as well.
Though it shares a creative head with its three predecessors, Fury Road isn’t exactly a sequel. According to Miller, it will act as more of a continuation of the first Mad Max film–a “reboot” in the truest sense of the word. Tom Hardy won’t be channeling Mel Gibson for the role, either, though Miller claims that the character is generally the same. Dark, post-apocalyptic themes will also remain intact, since, as Miller puts it, “we arguably have been fighting oil wars ever since [the oil wars of 1973, which was basis for the original Mad Max].”
Mad Max: Fury Road is set for theatrical release on May 15, 2015. It’s unconfirmed at this point, but it would be wise to expect a hard “R” MPAA rating to go along with it.
Via: The Verge