Mad Max roars into Cannes

26 March, 2015 by Emily Blatchford

Thirty years after the last instalment of George Miller’s epic Mad Max saga aired at Cannes, Mad Max: Fury Road is set to make a blazing return.

The much-hyped fourth film will screen in Official Selection Out of Competition on Thursday 14th May at the Grand Théâtre Lumière.


Though there is a new actor in the title role (Tom Hardy has replaced Mel Gibson), the essence remains the same: the world is post-apocalyptic, oil and water are scarce, and only the mad survive.

Academy Award winner Charlize Theron also stars as Empress Furiosa who comes across Max while fleeing a gang who are in hot pursuit. 

Originally meant to be filmed in the Broken Hill region in Australia, the shoot had to be moved to Namibia after the barren Australian wasteland received a deluge of almost unheard of rain.

Writer/director George Miller will once again take the helm for the first time since Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome in 1985.

Produced by the Kennedy Miller Mitchell Company, Mad Max: Fury Road is distributed internationally by Warner Bros Pictures, and in certain regions by Village Roadshow Pictures.

The film will go on release worldwide following its Cannes preview, on 14th May.

View the trailer below.