35 years ago, Australian filmmaker George Miller created a sensation when he unleashed Mad Max on unsuspecting audiences worldwide. His action-adventure shocked and thrilled ticket buyers who had never seen anything like it before in the history of cinema. The franchise grew huge in 1982 with the post-apocalyptic follow-up The Road Warrior, which solidified Mel Gibson's status as a bonafide movie star. And the trilogy ended in 1985 with the epic Beyond Thunderdome. Now, George Miller is back with an all-new sun-drenched adventure. Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters this summer, and to celebrate, Warner Bros. has released a special legacy trailer that looks back at the entire series history.

From Oscar-winning director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary "Mad Max" franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

George Miller directed from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris.  George Miller also produces, along with Doug Mitchell and P.J. Voeten.  Iain Smith, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers. Take a look at the legacy behind this new summer blockbuster. Then be prepared for one of the greatest car chase thrillers of all time when Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters in 2D and 3D theaters on May 15, 2015!

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