Published On: Sat, Mar 21st, 2015

New trailer for R-rated ‘Mad Max Fury Road,’ more expensive than first 3 films combined

Mad Max will be back this summer as the franchise gets a reboot with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron headlining the cast in Mad Max: Fury Road. A new trailer dropped, the film will indeed by R-rated and was reportedly more expensive than the first three film combined.

Tom Hardy Mad Max Fury Road motorcycle photoCNN Money summarized the financial comparisons, noting that director George Miller’s new film cost $100 million which is massive compared to “the previous three installments, according to IMDB: Mad Max, 1979, cost $650,000; Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior,1981, cost $2 million and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, 1985, cost $12.3 million.”

Eric Handler, film analyst for MKM Partners, says you can’t really compare a big budget blockbuster today, to a low-budget cult film from the 1970s and ’80s, because distribution is so global in 2015.

“They’re reviving what was very much a cult franchise back in the ’80s,” said Handler. “The international contributions are going to be far greater than what they were in the ’80s. Just from China alone, they could get their $100 million.”

Fury Road has been rated “R” for “intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images,” the action, violence, profanity and chaos of the first three films appears to be carried over for this epic ride.

Check out the new international trailer below, as well as the synopsis at the bottom.

Hardy takes over for Mel Gibson as the titular character with Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, and Abbey Lee Kershaw.

Mad Max: Fury Road opens in theaters on May 15, 2015.

Tom Hardy Mad Max Fury Road Empire Mag cover

Synopsis: Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

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