Okay, tell me your thoughts on Mel Gibson. Now, tell me your thoughts about the original ‘Mad Max’. Either or both of these may not have been favorable, but feel free to toss them aside as Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy are sure about to! In the age of endless remakes, ‘Mad Max’ is another, yet slightly more desired, pick.
Suspending our…troubling opinion of Charlize for a brief moment, allow us to focus on this sneak peak of the the coming film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, provided by Entertainment Weekly. While the plot hasn’t yet been revealed, the image below is enough to make even the most unbiased pay attention. Observe:
Hayyyyyyy, right? As a minute refresher, the original plot centered around a cop avenging his family’s murder set in a post-apocalyptic waste land. Very much a cross between similar 80s classics such as ‘RoboCop’ and ‘The Wraith’ and we all know dystopia and post-apocalyptic story-lines are all the rage at the moment (hello ‘Hunger Games’, ‘Divergent’, et al). Seeing as this trend will likely continue for a bit more, now really does seem like a choice time to remake the 1979 cult classic. Especially as it’s one of the few films the industry has let significantly age before even bothering!
Again, the plot is still unknown though we do have a current North American release date set for May 15, 2015. Whether ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ decides to be an exact replica of it’s predecessor, or a completely new spin on the old tale remains to be seen. I’m just hoping for the best because, damn, does Tom Hardy on a rampage make me happy.