Oh, what a day! What a lovely day! The first trailer for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga has arrived and like its predecessor, it looks crazy gorgeous.
Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth star in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road prequel. It’s been eight long, agonising years in the making but it looks like old Georgie boy has picked up right where he left off.
Anya and her too-far-apart eyes play a younger version of Imperator Furiosa, previously played by Charlize Theron. The official synopsis reads:
As the world falls, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and into the hands of a Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus (Hemsworth). While two Tyrants war for dominance over the Citadel, Furiosa survives many trials as she plots a way back home through the Wasteland.
A Long Way From Aasgaard
Judging by the picture below, it doesn’t take a super genius to work out that the two Tyrants are Dementus and Imortan Joe. And it’s good to see Hemsworth take on a new role, one that doesn’t seem to be a muscly man baby, that he seems to have grown disillusioned with over the last few years.
Hemsworth says of Dementos:
“He’s a complicated individual. He’s a very violent, insane, brutal person that is born from the Wasteland, which is the world the Mad Max saga takes place in. He’s a product of his environment. He has been birthed into a space where it’s kill or be killed. He’s learned to rule with an iron fist. There’s a charisma to him and it’s a very manipulative charisma.”
Lighting In A Bottle 5?
Mad Max first entered our collective consciousness way back in 1979 and has gone from strength to strength, and there seems to be plenty of guzzolene left in Miller’s cash cow. George once again steps in to direct Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga which he also co-wrote alongside Nico Lathouris.
Fury Road came out of nowhere and blew people’s minds with a throwback to practical effects and real stuntmen and women. The film received an impressive 10 nominations at the Oscars which included best picture, director, cinematography, and visual effects. It drove away with wins for film editing, sound editing, sound mixing, production design, makeup and hairstyling, and costume design.
With costume designer Jenny Beavan, composer Junkie XL, and film editor Margaret Sixel all returning for Furiosa, could Miller and his team repeat history at the Oscars and also give us an unprecedented awesome fifth installment in the same franchise?
This looks so good that nothing would give me more pleasure than taking a day off and watching all four Mad Max movies right now! I’m rethinking my previous Top 10 Trilogies and feel the need to punch myself in the bollocks for not including these movies. Sorry Outposters!
All is not lost, it’s Friday which means the wife will have a couple of glasses of wine and crash out on the sofa at about 9pm (whoopy-fucking-doo) so I’ll crack them on then. Maybe even do a retro review of the whole set, or maybe, just maybe dig up the corpse that was Film Club and do a Mad Max session?
Furiosa is set to race into theaters on 24th 2025.
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