From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary â€œMad Maxâ€ franchise, comes â€œMad Max: Fury Road,â€ a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Tom Hardy (â€œThe Dark Knight Risesâ€) stars in the title role in â€œMad Max: Fury Roadâ€â€”the fourth in the franchiseâ€™s history. Oscar winner Charlize Theron (â€œMonster,â€ â€œPrometheusâ€) stars as the Imperator, Furiosa. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult (â€œX-Men: Days of Future Pastâ€) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (â€œMad Max,â€ â€œSleeping Beautyâ€) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (â€œConan the Barbarianâ€) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, ZoÃ« Kravitz (â€œDivergentâ€) plays Toast, Riley Keough (â€œMagic Mikeâ€) is Capable, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (â€œTransformers: Dark of the Moonâ€) is Splendid, and supermodel Abbey Lee is The Dag, and Courtney Eaton is Fragile. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior.
The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard and Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic.
Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller (â€œHappy Feetâ€) is directing the film from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. Miller is also producing the film, along with longtime producing partner, Oscar nominee Doug Mitchell (â€œBabeâ€, â€œHappy Feetâ€), and P.J. Voeten. Iain Smith, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography John Seale (â€œThe English Patientâ€), production designer Colin Gibson (â€œBabeâ€), editor Margaret Sixel (â€œHappy Feetâ€), Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (â€œA Room with a Viewâ€), action unit director and stunt coordinator Guy Norris (â€œAustraliaâ€), and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt (â€œKnowingâ€).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Mitchell production, a George Miller film, â€œMad Max: Fury Road.â€ The film is scheduled for release on May 15, 2015, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.