George Miller returns to his post-apocalyptic roots with the action thriller Mad Max: Fury Road. And from the looks of the trailer, he’s doing it in grand style. Movies.com said it best when they stated “Mad Max: Fury Road . . . simply does not look like any other movie being made today. The film has everything that a modern big-budget Hollywood movie requires. It has a ton of CGI in it. It has giant explosions left and right. It has big-name actors in heroic roles. It has brand relevance. It checks off pretty much all the same focus group boxes as every franchise movie that a studio greenlights these days, and yet it looks nothing like anything any other studio – or filmmaker – is making right now. That’s not just remarkable, it’s unbelievable.”
George Miller, the former physician-turned-filmmaker who directed the previous three Mad Max films – Mad Max, The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome – co-wrote the Fury Road script with Brendan McCarthy and Nick Lathouris. The film is described as an apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of Earth, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exists two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood home.
Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Zoë Kravitz as Toast, Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Splendid, Riley Keough as Capable, Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus, Josh Helman as Slit, Megan Gale as Valkyrie, Angus Sampson as Organic Mechanic, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe, Debra Ades, Abbey Lee as The Dag, Courtney Eaton as Fragile, Richard Carter, John Howard as People Eater, Melissa Jaffer, Coco Jack Gillies as Hope, Gillian Jones, Joy Smithers, Melita Jurisic, Iota as Coma-Doof Warrior, Jermaine Tindell as Apollo, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy and Vanessa Summerfield.
Mad Max:Fury Road crashes into theaters on May 15, 2015. If you like movies at all, watch the trailer below and see how it’s done right people.