Mad Max Fury Road Teaser Trailer
Warner Brothers has released a teaser trailer of the new Mad Max Fury Road at San Diego’s Comic Con and there’s good news … the supercharged Pursuit Special is back.
Mad Max is back. Returning to the big screen in 2015, Warner Brothers released a teaser trailer at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and it looks good. Best of all, the iconic supercharged Pursuit Special makes an appearance. British actor, Tom Hardy, takes up the role of Max Rockatansky in the fourth Mad Max film, Fury Road (the first was released way back in 1979 with Mel Gibson as Max).
“Everyone in the story is either a villain or a good guy; this is a very dangerous world and everyone you encounter could be out to kill you to simply to take what you have. So it’s all survival,” Aussie director, George Miller, told Reuters.
Set 45-years in a post-apocolyptic future, George Miller has described the film as a “105-minute chase through the wasteland”. Miller, wrote and directed the first three Mad Max films and has also directed this latest instalment.
While little is known of the plot, the teaser trailer simply cements what Miller has said, showing an epic car chase through a wasteland, Miller has said he began working on this film more than 15 years ago and was in discussions with Mel Gibson to reprise his role as Max Rockatansky. But, after 9/11 the film was put on hold and once Miller returned to work on it, Gibson was older than the Max he wanted to show in the film. “It’s not about an old Mad Max, it’s about the same Mad Max,” he said.
Joining Hardy (who plays Max) is actress Charlize Theron, who plays Imperator Furiosa, a character that Miller described as an “equal” to Max, and who leads a slew of female actresses in the film franchise that was previously male-dominated.
“She’s just a hardcore warrior with a purpose and it’s really the engagement of the two that is the central conflict that helps the story unfold,” Miller said.
Much of the first three films hinged on the battle for energy resources, and three decades later, Miller said, the same issues remain pertinent.
“I’m beginning to realize that’s the nature of the world and humankind, and we’re always fighting these kind of struggles, these tensions.”