Tom Hardy takes on the iconic role that made a star of Mel Gibson
Tom Hardy takes on the iconic role that made a star of Mel Gibson in the latest installment of this Australian cult classic! Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Mad Max: Fury Road will include a convoy of five caged women known as the ‘Five Wives’ (played by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, Courtney Eaton , Riley Keough and Aussie supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw).
Besides Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) as the titular hero ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky, the cast includes Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron (Monster, Prometheus) as the female warrior Furiosa who believes the path of survival leads across the desert in her childhood homeland.
Legendary director of cinematography John Seale (Dead Poet's Society, The English Patient) is responsible for the spectacular imagery of Mad Max. Fury Road, which received a post-production 3D conversion.
Mad Max: Fury Road has had a long production history: monsoon-like rainfalls in 2009 curbed on location filming in the Australian desert as flowers bloomed - hardly the post-apocalyptic landscape we've come to expect from the Mad Max series. Though production was delayed, filming resumed again in July 2012 in Namibia.