mad max fury road trailerOne of the highlights of this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con was the section of the Warner Bros panel dedicated to next summer's "Mad Max: Fury Road." The presentation lasted around 10 minutes and left everyone in Hall H to pick their jaws up off the floor. Thankfully, if you didn't make it to San Diego this weekend, we've got a sneak peek for you with a shorter trailer comprised of some of the same footage screened this weekend. It should do the trick.

The footage opens the same way the Comic Con reel did: with a two-headed lizard scurrying across the sun-bleached tundra. (Clearly, things in the future are positively radioactive.) The lizard darts towards Tom Hardy as Mad Max, taking over the iconic role from Mel Gibson, who essayed the character in three movies ("Mad Max," "The Road Warrior" and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"). Max steps on the lizard, which pretty much sets a tone for the rest of the footage, which features Charlize Theron as a one-armed warrior, Nicholas Hoult as some kind of freaky cult member (in the Comic-Con footage he spray paints some silver stuff into his mouth) and lots and lots of cars smashing into each other.

You'll see a bit of a sequence where Max is tied to the hood of a car as a caravan of these vehicles drives towards a crazy sandstorm, which basically knocked everybody on Hall H on their butts. What makes this project particularly exciting is that it's not some beloved franchise that everyone was hankering to return, but director George Miller had a urge to return to that violent, chaotic future world that helped define a generation of science-fiction films, and we're more than grateful to go along with him.

As the teaser promises: "2015 Belongs to the Mad."