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'Mad Max: Fury Road': Behind The Scenes With Tom Hardy And Charlize Theron (VIDEO)

13/05/2015 13:38 BST | Updated 13/05/2015 14:59 BST

This week's energetic reboot of the 'Mad Max' phenomenon sees Tom Hardy collecting the baton originally held by Mel Gibson back in 1979.

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Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron must work together in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

So far critics have been united in their praise of 'Mad Max: Fury Road', the frantic, acrobatic sand-stormed antics brought together by George Miller, who helmed the original films, and has brought the franchise kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

WATCH: Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron Discuss Their Roles In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' above

The reboot finds Hardy starring as Max Rockatansky, a rebel lawman grieving the murder of his wife and child, soon captured by the evil chieftain Immortan Joe (played by Mad Max original actor Hugh Keays-Byrne).

There, he must join forces with fellow rebel Furiosa (Charlize Theron) to escape the evil Citadel, and evade the clutches of dysfunctional henchman Nux (Nicholas Hoult).

'Mad Max: Fury Road' will be on nationwide release from Friday 15 May. Watch the trailer below...

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