It has been over three decades since Australian filmmaker George Miller made his directorial debut with the low budget, but hugely successful, post-apocalyptic action film 'Mad Max,' which also propelled Hollywood legend Mel Gibson into worldwide fame.

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Miller made his directorial debut with 'Mad Max in 1979

The pair's first collaboration was so well received, two sequels soon followed with 1981´s 'The Road Warrior' and 1985´s 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome'. But with an entirely new cast, different leading man and much more advanced filming techniques, how did Miller bring the 80's classic into the modern age of cinematography with 'Mad Max: Fury Road'?

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Tom Hardy stars as the new 'Mad Max'

The rebooted franchise now has Tom Hardy in the leading role, and the supporting cast is equally impressive with the likes of Charlize Theron, Nicolas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, plus many more.

More: Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron Put the 'Fury' in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Although Miller will undoubtedly not regret joining such a star-studded production, he initially had no intention of returning to the film series that gave him global recognition.

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Miller's newest take on the rebooted post-apocalyptic world

Turn to the next page to read what Miller said about crashing plenty of cars!