Director George Miller is finally ready to return to the Mad Max franchise with Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015. We got a quick look at how Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron look in their respective roles a little while back. Now we can finally see it in action thanks to this first look trailer from Comic-Con. From The Verge:
The film, which Miller calls “almost a continuous chase,” extends the story of the first Mad Max film, but it’s not necessarily within the canon of the rest of the series. “Of course it’s based on the same character that they’ll play, the lone warrior in the wasteland disengaged from the rest of the world,” he said in a press conference. “But naturally Tom brings his Tom Hardy-ness to it, and the story is different to some degree. The character is different to some degree.” Hardy’s Max will be joined by Charlize Theron, playing a warrior known as Furiosa.
Miller said that his post-apocalyptic film will deal with some of the same issues as its older counterparts. “In many ways we’re sort of doomed to repeat the whole history,” he said. The Road Warrior, to some extent, was inspired by the oil crisis of 1973, when an embargo by oil-producing Arab countries led to shortages and rationing. “People effectively went to war for oil,” he said. “We arguably have been fighting oil wars ever since. Now, in some places in the world, there are water wars.”
There’s a lot of The Road Warrior scattered throughout this trailer, which is a good and bad thing. I’d hate to see a complete retread of the same material, especially since The Road Warrior is such a classic at this point. But the familiar setting and look is a sight for sore eyes and it does deserve an update of sorts.