M-Net officially turns 30 years old today – celebrating three decades of bringing viewers across the African continent premium TV content

Reeva Steenkamp's best friend finally breaks her silence with beautiful tribute on Instagram

Mad Max to make comeback at Cannes Film Festival!

2015-03-27 05:00

Paris  - Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth film in the dystopian cult saga by director George Miller, will screen on 14 May at the Cannes Film Festival, the organisers confirmed on Wednesday.

Thirty years after he first rode on to cinema screens across the globe, "Mad" Max Rockatansky returns in the shape of English actor Tom Hardy, who replaces Mel Gibson, the star of the previous instalments.

In the new movie once again set in a post-apocalyptic universe where biker gangs fight for petrol and water Mad Max meets Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron, as she flees across the wasteland.

The film is due for global release immediately after its out-of-competition screening preview in Cannes, the festival said.

The announcement marks the long-awaited return of Australian director George Miller, 70, whose first Mad Max film became an instant worldwide hit in 1979.

He went on to film Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985).

The 68th Cannes Film Festival will take place between May 13 and 24, with US filmmakers Joel and Ethan Cohen presiding over the jury.


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Deadpool director Tim Miller reportedly quit the sequel after he and Ryan Reynolds disagreed over the casting of Cable. Read More »
Add your review

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star as Zelda Fitzgerald in a new biopic currently known as Zelda. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.