George Miller has unveiled three minutes of Mad Max: Fury Road footage at Comic-Con, showing Tom Hardy being chased through a dystopian desert wasteland.
The trailer opens on a still desert plain with a two-headed lizard crawling towards a dune buggy, before kicking into gear with explosions and high-speed chases abound, dust being thrown up into the air.
The entire film is set to be as relentless as the trailer it seems, with Miller saying it is "almost a continues chase" which extends the story from the Mel Gibson original.
"Of course it's based on the same character that they'll play, the lone warrior in the wasteland disengaged from the rest of the world," he said at a press conference. "But naturally Tom brings his Tom Hardy-ness to it, and the story is different to some degree. The character is different to some degree."
Miller added that retreading the story of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (which was partly inspired by the 1973 oil crisis) felt necessary for rather depressing reasons.
"In many ways we're sort of doomed to repeat the whole history," he said.
"People effectively went to war for oil. We arguably have been fighting oil wars ever since. Now, in some places in the world, there are water wars."
Mad Max: Fury Road also star Charlize Theron and opens in cinemas 15 May, 2015.Reuse content