After Australia's wacky weather slowed production of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road
, he headed to Namibia where shooting is currently underway for the post-apocalyptic action film starring Tom Hardy as the titular Main Force patrol officer (taking over from Mel Gibson), Charlize Theron costarring as Imperator Furiosa, and the newly added Megan Gale — a supermodel cast as Miller's Wonder Woman in the canceled Justice League
A press release via The Playlist
revealed the first synopsis for the film, and confirmed additional cast members. The big standouts in the announcement, however, are the bizarre character names:
"According to Miller, “Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.”
Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max, Sleeping Beauty) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as the Wives, Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) plays Toast, Riley Keough (Magic Mike) is Capable, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is Splendid. They are joined by supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw as the Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile, both of whom are making their big-screen debuts. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior.
The unusual characters match the creepy insanity of these newly released images of mutants and wheeled killing machines, courtesy of io9
. This isn't your parents' Mad Max
, that's for sure. Check out the rest of the images over here
, and let us know if the craziness is getting you excited for road carnage.