George Miller‘s “Mad Max: Fury Road” will screen out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival, the festival announced Wednesday.
In the fourth installment of his dystopian franchise, Miller revisits a future he first imagined in 1979’s “Mad Max”: Water and oil are in short supply, civilization has collapsed and mankind is on the brink of insanity — while the brutal desert sun bakes it all into oblivion.
The entire film is reportedly presented as a single car chase sequence, and footage first revealed at San Diego Comic-Con last summer blew audiences away. Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz also star.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” (official site) premieres at the Cannes Film Festival in France on May 14 and will be released on May 15.
See the trailer below: