Trailers and teasers have already come and gone for George Miller’s return to the post-apocalyptic future he created back in 1979. But this latest promo for Mad Max: Fury Road is several orders of magnitude crazier than what has come before. Which is saying something...
The new Max – which finds Hardy taking over the iconic role from Mel Gibson for a fresh interpretation – promises a return to the stark, desert wasteland where society has long since broken down and lawlessness rules. But in this world of blood, fire and death there are two rebels who might just be able to restore order. Max is still seeking peace of mind after the deaths of his wife and child, and now battles bad guys wherever he finds them.
Then there is Imperator Furiosa (Theron), a shaven-headed woman of action who is trying to survive a long, gruelling trip across the desert to reach her homeland. Along the way, we’ll be treated to what Miller has described as "one long chase scene", full of action and madness.
And that’s certainly shown off here, with huge explosions and lots of the savage, leather-clad folk that the Mad Max films do so well. Zoe Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Megan Gale, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Josh Helman all feature in the madness.
Thanks to it now appearing Out Of Competition at Cannes, we’ll be seeing the film a day earlier than planned, so look for Mad Max: Fury Road in UK cinemas from May 14.