Photo Flash: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD's Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron Cover Latest Issue of Entertainment Weekly
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD's Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron cover the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly - providing the first substantial look at the pair in character. Check it out below!
In the upcoming MAD outing, "Mad Max (Hardy) is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). 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," director George Miller previuosly said.
The previous three films in the franchise - Mad Max (1979), Mad Max Road Warrior (1982) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) - are all set in the near-future in Australia. From the very first film, Oscar winner George Miller (Happy Feet, 2006) proved a master at creating the gritty, bleak dystopian world and staging the incredible car stunts and crashes in the era when stuntmen, not computers, achieved the effects. All three movies starred Mel Gibson, virtually Unknown until after the second film, as Max Rockatansky, a highway cop traveling through the Outback in a society descending into chaos. The films starTed Gibson on his road to international superstardom, led to his signature Lethal Weapon series, and later two Academy Awards for his roles as producer and director of Braveheart (1995).