We’ve been waiting for a new Mad Max movie for a long, long time. If this first trailer is anything to go by, it might just be worth the wait. I just got finished watching this and, man. I’m getting shivers.
And interestingly enough, the trailer doesn’t feature much of Max at all. It focuses almost exclusively on some insane car chase action and Charlize Theron’s character. Already I’m getting a sense that she’s going to completely steal this movie from underneath Tom Hardy. Considering how good Tom Hardy is in almost every movie he’s starred in, that’s a real feat.
I just loved this trailer. Previous reports stated that the movie is basically made up of a single, two hour long car chase scene. George Miller basically confirmed this at Comic-Con.
“The movie is a chase,” he said. “It’s very hard when people are chasing across the wasteland to write that in words; it’s much easier to do that in pictures. Because it’s almost a continued chase, you have to connect one shot to the other. The obvious way to do that was with storyboards [which is what they did first], then put words in later. I worked with three really fine storyboard artists and graphic novelists. We sat in a big room and instead of writing it down, we’d say, ‘So this guy throws a thunderstick at a car and there’s an explosion.’ You can write that, but exactly where the thunderstick is, where the car is, and the explosion, it’s very hard to get those dimensions, so we would draw it. We ended up with 3,500 panels, which almost becomes the equivelant to the number of shots in the movie.”
I couldn’t be more excited for this movie.
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