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A Mad Max Saga trailer drops. Here’s what we know about it

A Mad Max Saga trailer drops. Here’s what we know about it

While the original Mad Max came out in 1979 ( Mel Gibson played a vengeful cop in the first Mad Max), the series attracted a new legion of fans with Miller’s 2015 instalment Mad Max: Fury Road. 

It grossed about $US375 million ($486 million) at the box office. After the success of Fury Road, Miller is back with his fifth film in the franchise. The trailer for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga attracted more than 250,000 views in the first hour it dropped, which speaks to its popularity. So, here’s what we know about the film.

What’s the movie about?

According to a press release from Warner Bros, the film is a “standalone action adventure that will reveal the origins of Furiosa”, originally played by Charlize Theron in 2015.

Here’s how Warner Bros describes it: “As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. “Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. “While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.”

Who stars in Furiosa?

Furiosa stars actress Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role. 

You may recognise her from the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.

Continuing Mad Max’s tradition of using Australian actors, Chris Hemsworth stars in the film as Warlord Dementus. He is virtually unrecognisable in the trailer, with long hair, a beard, and what appear to be facial prosthetics.

English actor Tom Burke also stars in the film.

Miller co-wrote Furiosa with Nick Lathouris, who has been involved with Mad Max since the first movie in 1979. He also co-wrote Fury Road.

Where was Furiosa filmed? 

In NSW. Back in 2021, it was announced the film would be shot in the state with NSW and federal government incentives. Miller said the movie would be filmed “all over NSW”, including parts of Broken Hill. Parts of Fury Road — the previous film — were supposed to be filmed around Broken Hill, but unusual rainfall meant the landscape was too green and the film had to be relocated to Namibia in Africa.

When does the movie come out?

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is set for release on May 24, 2024. So for those of you eager to watch the film, you’ll have to wait a little longer. But for now, here’s the official trailer.