Sci-fi and "Mad Max" fans, calm down. The wait is finally over. The 2015 George Miller (original "Mad Max") written/directed reboot/remake has a full-length trailer to keep us happy for at least a little while. This was released at Comic-Con and just hit the internet today. This modern version will star Tom Hardy ("The Dark Knight Rises") in the lead role of Mad Max and with him we get Charlize Theron ("Promethus") as Imperator Furiosa. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon") will get another crack at a summer blockbuster in this one as Splendid. If you have never seen the original movie the plot is pretty basic: the world had an apocalyptic event and is now a very barren, desert-like environment. To most, things like gas and water are worth killing for, and many do. In this modern version you get a couple of rebels who play by their own rules; which is pretty much a way of life.
If you recall, the original from 1979 starred Mel Gibson and was something of a "cult classic". It had a really supportive fan base but was not a huge financial success in the United States, grossing a little over $8 million in a limited run. It was the film that jump-started Gibson's acting career and the fans supported several sequels and spinoffs. Filmmakers are certainly hoping to draw in fans of the original and maybe start a new franchise for a new generation.
Take a peek at the new trailer in all its glory as you mark one more day off the countdown to May 15, 2015. What do you think? Will this be a decent reboot? Do you think fans of the original will enjoy a modern-day version of one of their classic films? Will this be a box office success? One of the things that made the original so good was the post-apocalyptic world. Over the last couple decades there have been many movies with similar plots. Will this have the same effect as it did in 1979? Sound off in the comments section below.