If Mad Max: Fury Road wasn't already on your must-watch movies of 2015 list, get ready to make some room.
For a long time, it felt like it would be a miracle if we ever even saw a fourth Mad Max film. The project experienced delay after delay, and even when it finally got down to filming the odds seemed against it. Now the film is real, and it's awaiting its summer 2015 release. That the movie actually exists after a quarter-century of development hell is kind of amazing. That it looks this jaw-droppingly good is astounding.
The Fury Road footage we saw back in July may have been the most thrilling part of the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and now Mad Max is back in what Warner Bros. has deemed the "Official Theatrical Teaser Trailer." Like the Comic-Con footage, it features a lot of car-crashing action goodness, but it also goes further into full-on operatic territory, giving us a few character moments to go along with all that demolition, and adding a whole lot of madness to the Mad Max vibe. It's got big guns, big cars, big stunts, big wasteland body armor and a sense of impish audacity that makes us want to watch it over and over again.
Check it out, and be sure to go full-screen for this one. In fact, if you can beam this trailer up to the largest TV screen you have available, it's probably worth it.
And while we're here, check out a new official synopsis for the film, released yesterday (via Dark Horizons)
Haunted by his turbulent past, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) 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 (Charlize Theron).
They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), 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.
Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters at full throttle on May 15, 2015.
(Via Warner Bros.)