Few films have taken as long to get to the screen as Mad Max: Fury Road, or seemingly been so unlucky. Indeed at one point several years ago the movie was fully cast and ready to go, and then a massive storm in Australia destroyed the set and the whole thing was delayed by a year and moved to Australia.
Even after it finally went in front on the lens in late 2012 they’ve been keeping us waiting, as it’s not due in UK cinemas until May 15 2015. However to get us in the mood a truly explosive new trailer has arrived, which suggests this is going to be a movie that’s really, really big on action.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘From Oscar-winning director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.
‘Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
‘Miller directed from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. Miller also produces, along with Doug Mitchell and P.J. Voeten. Iain Smith, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.’