George Miller’s Mad Max started out as a low-budget Australian film in 1979, starring a relative unknown actor at the time named Mel Gibson, and soon became a top-grossing film that made it into the Guinness Book Of World Record as the most profitable film for decades. Within a span of six years, the film spawned two sequels (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome). A fourth installment had been in development for years, but never seemed to come to fruition until now. After 30 years since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the next installment of the franchise is finally here and it is called Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) as Max and Charlize Theron as Furiosa.
From the look of its recently released first official trailer, the premise of the new film appears to be very similar to the 1979 version. It appears as though the Australian Outback is the backdrop for the story, where human populations have dwindled and society’s law and order are questionable. Where there’s suffering, there’s chaos and the Australian desert is plagued with motorcycle gangs terrorizing the desert inhabitants who just want to live a peaceful life.
The trailer is fraught with wild action sequences that feature fiery blasts with big explosions and exciting car chase and crashes. There’s certainly a lot of action and mayhem. There are a few scenes that feature breathtakingly awesome rendered dust storms that swirl in the background as we see one vehicle gets pulled up into it and explodes in its aftermath. Mad Max: Fury Road is going to be one wild ride when it opens next year on May 15, 2015.