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George Miller reboots Mad Max with '105-minute chase scene'

Published on Jul 27, 2014 6:45 AM

SAN DIEGO (REUTERS) - A dynamic new lead and an epic-scale chase will be at the centre of the new Mad Max reboot, as Australian director George Miller reignites his explosive action thriller franchise with the fight for survival in the wasteland raging on.

Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth installment of the Mad Max franchise that began in 1979 with Mel Gibson in the lead role, saw a post-apocalypse dystopian Australia where police officer Max Rockatansky battles hardened criminals of the outback.

Time Warner-owned Warner Bros' Fury Road, due in cinemas next year, is set 45 years in a post-apocalyptic future, and Miller said the whole film is a "105-minute chase scene through the wasteland".

"Everyone in the story is either a villain or a good guy; this is a very dangerous world and everyone you encounter could be out to kill you to simply to take what you have. So it's all survival," the director told Reuters.

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