The fourth Mad Max film’s trailer is out for public at San Diego Comic-Con with the Australian director George Miller seen making notable changes in the movie replacing the lead actor Mel Gibson with Tom Hardy. The new star cast of the movie includes Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Hugh Keays-Byrne- who was also seen in the first Mad Max film.
Miller, the director of the film said, “Chase movies are the purest form of cinema. [I] wanted to make one long chase and pick up the story along the way. It was certainly familiar, but a lot of time has passed, the technology has changed.”
Fury Road, as told by the director is a continuous chase movie and will take the story of the original film further. Chalize Theron plays an important role in the film with her head shaved for playing the character of Imperator Furiosa. Hugh Keays-Byrne was previously seen playing Toecutter in the first film and is now the chief villain Immortan Joe. Miller and his co-writers, British comic-book artist Brendan McCarthy being a prominent name among those, have knitted a chase story in the movie which they says is not a conventional script.
After the first three films of the series, Mad Max in 1979, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior in 1981 and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome in 1985; Miller took a gap of 25 years for making the fourth. Shooting for the Fury Road was a troublesome experience for the team with instances of shooting for the film moving from New South Wales to Namibia. It was the heavy rain that led the Australian desert bloom with wildflowers which made them think of shifting the shooting location to Namibia.
According to a hint given by the director, like the previous movies where oil crisis was the theme, this one too gives the same message. He believes that the history has been repeated now as well with people on earth fighting oil wars ever since.
Watch the trailer: