The first trailer for Warner Bros. post-apocalyptic game-film tie in, Mad Max: Fury Road, was revealed at this past weekend’s annual Comic-Con conference.
The explosive sneak peek features Tom Hardy (Inception; Warrior) and South African born Charlize Theron (Monster; Prometheus) taking on the post-apocalyptic world in a lengthy but very attractive car chase.
Director George Miller, who worked with Mel Gibson on the original films, attended Comic-Con to discuss the reboot.
“The story popped in my head and just wouldn’t get away, like an imaginary friend,” says Miller.
“I love chase movies; I think they’re the purest form of cinema. 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.”
He also said that it was a “crazy but interesting” experience to go back to the world of “Mad Max,” but casting his three leads made the job much easier.
“People often say that 75 percent of your job is done as a director in the casting. I was waiting for someone like Tom Hardy to come along; he has all the qualities. And Charlize, when you get to see the movie, there are certain dimensions of Charlize that fit the character of Furiosa. And the same, in many ways, with Nick Hoult.”
Mad Max: Fury Road is slated for release on 15 May 2015.
Interestingly, the movie bares stark resemblance to Avalanche Studios’ upcoming post-apocalyptic vehicular combat video game simply titled ‘Mad Max’.
The game was originally scheduled for release later this year but has since slipped to 2015, possibly to tie-up with the film.
“Play as Mad Max, a lone warrior who must embark on a dangerous journey after his Interceptor is stolen by a deadly gang of marauders,” reads the game’s synopsis.
“A reluctant hero with an instinct for survival, Max wants nothing more than to leave the madness behind and find solace in the storied “Plains of Silence”.