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Watch Mad Max Cause Destruction in ‘Fury Road’ Trailer

Latest film from franchise mastermind George Miller set to arrive in May

Three decades after Thunderdome, the saga of “Mad” Max Rockatansky will continue with Mad Max: Fury Road, which just released a mind-boggling new trailer stuffed with explosions and catastrophic high-speed calamity. 

Mad Max: Fury Road finds Tom Hardy portraying the titular road warrior — made famous by Mel Gibson — who joins up with a caravan led by Charlize Theron’s character, Imperator Furiosa, trying to cross the desert. Among the other travelers are a handful of women sprung from the clutches of the nefarious Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne, who played Toecutter in the original Mad Max), a man hellbent on retrieving his “property.”

The trailer offers an alluring look at the wild chase that ensues. The modified trucks and cars are suitably outrageous — one, tricked out with a bevy of amps and speakers, is helmed by a maniac wielding a double-neck guitar/flame thrower — and the mayhem they bring is gloriously hyper-stylized, especially when set against a barren desert backdrop.

Mad Max: Fury Road was directed and co-written by franchise mastermind George Miller (also, oddly enough, responsible for family-friendly films like Happy Feet and Babe), and marks his first film in the series since 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Miller initially teased Fury Road during a panel at Comic-Con last summer, while the film’s first eye-popping trailer arrived in December. 

“I love chase movies; I think they’re the purest form of cinema,” Miller told the Comic-Con audience, per the Sydney Morning Herald. “That’s where the film language started. I wanted to make one long, extended chase, and see what we could pick up about the characters along the way.”

Mad Max: Fury Road is scheduled to open on May 15th.

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