“Everybody’s gone out of their mind,” a character says off-screen.

A statement has never been more apt when it comes to the latest international trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road.

A re-imaging of the 1979 cult-classic starring Mel Gibson as the titular anti-hero Max Rockatansky, the film now stars Brit Tom Hardy in the lead alongside original director George Miller for a new high-octane, high-impact outback adventure.

The dystopian action extravaganza has received its first U.S. classification – ‘R’ – for intense sequences of violence and disturbing images.

The new Japanese trailer depicts a series of explosive car chases and alien altercations against a barren Namib Desert backdrop, and a booming, apocalyptically operatic music score.

The remake stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, and Abbey Lee Kershaw.

Mad Max: Fury Road hits Australian cinemas on May 14.