Revealed: 1st 'eyewitness' plot synopsis for Mad Max: Fury Road

Work actually started about a month ago on Mad Max: Fury Road, the long-anticipated fourth installment in the post-apocalyptic franchise, and the studio has finally released a synopsis for the film. Want to know what'll be going down in the Thunderdome?

The sequel, from the mind of Mad Max creator George Miller, stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) in the title role and Charlize Theron (Prometheus as Imperator Furiosa.

The story will apparently follow an epic "road war." Check out the mini-synopsis below:

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."

The full cast list has also been revealed. In addition to Hardy and Theron, you'll also see:

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, Zoë 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 cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard, Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic.

The film is currently shooting in Africa, and a release date has yet to be announced.

What do you think about the storyline?

(Via Bleeding Cool)