We're now completely certain that Mad Max: Fury Road is going to be an absolutely terrifying trip to a post-apocalyptic future. In the latest two-and-a-half minute trailer, characters played by Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron team up to escape a deranged warlord in an adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride, which kicks off with Tom's voice: "In this wasteland, I am the one who runs from both the living and the dead. A man reduced to a single entity: Survive."
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Charlize stars as Imperator Furiosa, who has left the lair of warlord Immortan Joe with a handful of his young sex slaves. Tom, who plays, Mad Max - gets dragged into the effort after he makes his own escape from Joe's gang of thugs.
The stunning and often violent trailer doesn't appear to be using much computer-generated effects, and this only lends itself to the feeling of shock and awe that the trailer elicits.
Also featuring Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough and Rosie Huntingdon-Whitely, the film is directed by George Miller, the mastermind behind the original 1979 film.
Shot in 2012, Charlize caused a buzz that year when she stepped out in Beverley Hills sporting the drastic new hair style for the film – a shaved head.
Leslie Fremar, the celebrity snipper who looks after Charlize’s locks, voiced her opinion on the actress’ new look at the time, telling InStyle magazine: "She sent me a picture, and I said, 'Where the heck is all your hair?!'
"But Charlize takes her trade very seriously. She’s not afraid to put herself out there and transform into the character she’s playing. And let’s be honest, she’s so beautiful."
Indeed, in 2003 Charlize shaved her eyebrows, gained 30 lbs of weight, and underwent sessions with a hair stylist to thin and then fry her hair, completely transforming herself to star as Aileen Wuornos, a serial killer who was executed in 2002.
Mad Max: Fury Road will screen out of competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival before being released in Canada on May 15.