Seven 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Images Haul Ass Across the Wasteland

Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:49 Written by  iamrogue
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Seven 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Images Haul Ass Across the Wasteland

If the first official look at Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road felt a little straightforward, then these seven follow-up stills are absolutely bonkers.

In the three previous Mad Max movies, writer-director George Miller never shied away from the weird, populating his post-apocalyptic wasteland with ridiculous cars, strange characters, and even stranger cobbled-together styles.

Despite a much, much bigger budget and three decades since the last entry, Mad Max: Fury Road doesn't skimp on the weird. 

Sure, Hardy looks pretty straightforward as he steps into the titular role, replacing Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, and Theron's shaved head/robo-arm aren't too out there. But get a load of an unrecognizable Nicholas Hoult, the X-Men: Days of Future Past player who looks like some sort of rockabilly albino in these pictures.

“I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes,” Miller tells Entertainment Weekly, where the pictures premiered. “In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed.”

More specifically and befuddingly, the story has previously been summarized like this: "Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived."

Mad Max: Fury Road is set to open in theaters on May 15, 2015.

It's been a long road.  Before it even got off the ground, Miller's epic action movie was delayed by a year when some Biblical rains turned stretches of the Australian Outback into green landscapes unfit to double for a post-apocalyptic world gone mad. 

Relocating to Namibia and becoming the first Mad Max not to shoot in Australia, Fury Road had a tough production in 2012 then went quiet for long enough to worry some fans.

Late last year, Miller oversaw additional photography beefing up the sequel's action at the beginning and end of the story.  Almost a year out from release, though, the early buzz on Mad Max: Fury Road is quite positive.

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