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The footage screened for audiences in attendance in Brazil for the CCXP convention in São Paulo on Thursday. Anna Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Miller were also present to preview the high-octane movie revving towards theaters in the new year.
The studio unveiled a first look at its star, Anya Taylor-Joy, as Furiosa, a younger version of the badass character portrayed by Charlize Theron in Fury Road. Joining her for the ride are Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke, the latter having been cast as a replacement for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who had to bow out over scheduling conflicts.
The film marks the fifth big-screen entry in Miller’s Mad Max franchise. It serves as a spin-off and prequel to 2015’s “Mad Max : Fury Road.” That film starred Charlize Theron as Furiosa opposite Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky, Nicholas Hoult as Nux, and the late Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe.
Here’s the logline: As the world fell, young Furiosa (Taylor-Joy) is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.
Miller directs Furiosa from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nico Lathouris. The film also stars Alyla Browne and Tom Burke among the “Mad Max : Fury Road” Oscar winners returning for this trip are production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, costume designer Jenny Beavan and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt.
Warner Bros opens the pic from Village Roadshow Pictures “Furiosa : Mad Max Saga“ is set to open in theaters on May 24, 2024.