Mad Max Fury Road Film Trailer from Aussie Director George Miller Shown at 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego: Tom Hardy Replaces Mel Gibson [WATCH VIDEO]

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By Janice Somosot | July 28, 2014 9:56 PM EST

The film trailer of Aussie director George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" was recently shown at the 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego, California. The movie's lead character "Mad" Max Rockatansky used to be portrayed by Mel Gibson. But, the latest installment of the film franchise will now star Tom Hardy. Read on to learn more about it and check out its film trailer below.

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LVMH Chairman and Chief Executive Bernard Arnault (L), his wife Helene (2ndR), former French first lady Valerie Trierweiler (2ndL) and actress Charlize Theron pose prior to the French fashion house Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 fashion show by Belgian designer Raf Simons in Paris July 7, 2014.

According to the official YouTube channel of Warner Bros. Pictures, the film's distributor, the "Mad Max: Fury Road" film trailer was published on Sunday, July 27, 2014. It shows scenes in the desert because in the "Mad Max" universe, the setting is in the post-apocalyptic future and the main problem is the lack of oil. There is an ongoing oil war and the characters will fight for it to the death.

"Mad Max: Fury Road" is the fourth installment of "Mad Max" films. It is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2015. It is written and directed by George Miller. He shared writing credits with Nick Lathouris and Brendan McCarthy.

Below is a list of the films in the "Mad Max" franchise.

1. "Mad Max" - the original film shown in 1979. It was also written and directed by George Miller. Byron Kennedy helped Miller write it.

2. "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" - shown in 1981

3. "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" - shown in 1985

4. "Mad Max: Fury Road" - to be shown on May 15, 2015

"Mad Max: Fury Road" reportedly took a long time to film because of several setbacks including financial and location problems. Mel Gibson, the film franchise's original star, was said to be interested in this installment. However, after the year 2000, he changed his mind and didn't want to be part of it anymore.

Aside from Tom Hardy, "Mad Max: Fury Road" also stars Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Riley Keough as Capable, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Splendid, Zoë Kravitz as Toast and Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley even posted some Instagram photos while on the set of "Mad Max: Fury Road." Click HERE to see Huntington-Whiteley chilling out with co-stars Riley Keough, Adelaide Clemens and Zoë Kravitz.

Along with the film's trailer, four official movie posters of "Mad Max: Fury Road" were also unveiled at the 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego, California. Click HERE to see the posters from Scified.

That's the latest update about George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" film. Keep on reading International Business Times to keep up with news about the fourth installment in the "Mad Max" film franchise. Check out other news from IBTimes, too, including technology, sports, health, finance and business news.

 

Watch the "Mad Max: Fury Road" - Comic-Con First Look [HD] video below:

CREDIT: YouTube/Warner Bros. Pictures



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LVMH Chairman and Chief Executive Bernard Arnault (L), his wife Helene (2ndR), former French first lady Valerie Trierweiler (2ndL) and actress Charlize Theron pose prior to the French fashion house Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 fashion show by Belgian designer Raf Simons in Paris July 7, 2014.
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