'Several years after a series of catastrophic worldwide calamities, Max, a former highway patrolman, meets Furiosa, a woman attempting to cross an immense desert. With her are former female captives, collectively known as the Five Wives, of the tyrannical Immortan Joe and his bloodthirsty gang. Their only hope of reaching safety is Max and his expansive knowledge of the desert's many dangers. When Max is captured by Joe, his only chance of escape depends on Furiosa and her band of liberated women, each of whom is considered a precious object vital to the continued survival of the human race.'
Described as a ‘Western on wheels’, people of a certain age won’t actually remember the original Mad Max movies. In fact Mad Max: Fury Road is the first film in the franchise in almost 30 years, and based on just how popular the first three were it is really surprising that it has taken this long for another one to come along. In fact it was all set to be filmed in 2003 until the outbreak of the Iraq War through a whole host of problems into the mix, and eventually most people including Mel Gibson (who was set to play Max again) got tired and walked away from the project.
Fast forward to 2015 the role of ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky is now played by our own Tom Hardy, and also stars Charlize Theron, and is written, produced, and directed by George Miller.
Big things are being expected from this film; whereas the first three films had a combined budget of less than $17 million dollars this one had a budget of $150 million……although $17 million did get you a lot more back in the early 80’s than it does now!
Apparently there are already plans for a further 3 sequels to the film.
Mad Max: Fury Road has its Worldwide release on Friday 15th May, but you can check out the full trailer for the film below.
For further information please head over to the official website here.