‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer: A Fire & Blood Chase

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One of the more surprising things at Comic-Con 2014 was the first look at footage from Mad Max: Fury Road, the revamped vision of the Mad Max trilogy – which has the distinctive honor of actually being re-crafted by the man who started it all, director George Miller.

Above you can see the official teaser for Fury Road that was screened for the Hall H audience at Comic-Con; we’ll also discuss what is in the trailer; elaborate on some of the additional footage we saw during SDCC – as well as some interesting facts about the film.

What you see in the trailer above is but a snippet of the larger block of footage screened during Comic-Con. Both versions cover the same part of the film (the opening scene of Max (Tom Hardy) in a chase – then a later sequence of Charlize Theron’s Furiousa in a crazy chase to outrun the same marauders who have taken Max captive.

However, in the Comic-Con panel we got to see an extended cut of the big chase set piece through the desert storm; needless to say, things get bloody and crazy on a whole other level once holocaustic lightning and tornadoes start snatching up cars and making them rain blood and fire down on those still caught up in the chase. Meanwhile, Max frees himself from captivity and attempts to jump from the marauders onto the safety of Furiousa’s “war rig” tanker truck. A tenuous partnership forms thereafter.

Mad Max Fury Road Trailer Comic Con 2014 Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer: A Fire & Blood Chase

Immortan Joe is played by Hugh Keays-Byrne -aka “The Toe Cutter” in the original ‘Mad Max’

If the trailer above doesn’t sell it for you, Mad Max: Fury Road‘s extended footage certainly did: this is B-movie goodness at its best – closer to the feeling of The Road Warrior, albeit with much bigger effects. It certainly is a George Miller product through and through, with shots and imagery that no other director would likely put together.

It’s also not complicated; Miller openly states that the design was no script, just the premise of one long chase scene, and a whole lot of storyboarding (comic book style) to help guide them. In this case, basic doesn’t seem like a bad thing; if you have a bunch of friends into crazy genre flicks, this could be your new midnight movie cult-viewing tradition in the making…

UPDATE: Here’s a domestic version of the trailer: 

Mad Max: Fury Road will be in theaters on May 15, 2015.

Source: WB

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  1. Yes, a trailer that doesn`t hold your hand and show the entire thing from start to end. Looks promising.

    • Maybe not start to finish, but sure does seem like they gave us a huge preview of every major action scene in no particular order.

      • The article indicates that the scenes in the trailer are mainly from two sequences in the movie. Unless the movie is very short, it would seem that there is quite a bit left to be discovered.

      • Bits of actions scenes I dont mind seeing it`s when the entire story is told in a two minute trailer that bothers me. On the whole that is not the case here. Compared to a LOT of trailers, this one doesn`t seem to hold your hand that much.

        • What many good trailers do these days is tell a story that misleads the audience. It is a similar story but only gives you the presumptions that you go into a film with anyway. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was a good example. It teased a story about Ape VS Humans, but in the end was really a film about Ape VS Ape. I usually get concerned about the trailers I watch too, but usually after watching the films I see it really isn’t a problem.

  2. Yes!!! Looks amazing! I’m seeing a prescreening this Wednesday so I’m pretty excited! Hopefully the storyline is as good as the visuals!

  3. Does anyone know when this fits in the timeline of the Mad Max trilogy it seems like it fits between 1 & 2 but I remember reading it was after Thunderdome but the recording at the start has me thinking.

  4. WOW……just WOW ;-)

  5. I’m looking forward to this. Kinda hoping he gets into his leather outfit by the end of the movie.

  6. Goshhh This trailer is freakin fantastic!!!
    make me on abroad to this movie’s hype train

  7. It looks good, but almost a rehash of The Road Warrior, which was the best in the series. I hated it when his car got trashed in that movie (because it was the baddest car in the land) and it looks like it is happening again in this movie too, darn it!

  8. It looks insane, Tom Hardy Better do a good Aussie accent though, You can’t have a pommy sounding Max wandering the wasteland, especially driving an intercepter!

    • “The last of the V8 interceptors”….

  9. Well done trailer. The movie looks to be fantastic. Love the Mad Max character and series and Miller looks to not have lost any of his brutal magic.

  10. Heheheh. You listen bronze. I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller! I’m the Nightrider, baby!!

  11. So this is a sequel and not a remake? Good…..I wish Mel Gibson was in it though.

  12. Looks awesome. Happy I stumbled upon this