First Trailer Released for George Miller’s “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” Starring Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy is bringing the fury

The first official trailer has been released for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, starring the 27-year-old Argentine American Golden Globe-winning actress.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Furiosa“Whatever you do, whatever it takes — promise me you’ll find your way home.” This is what “the darkest of angels is told,” begins the trailer for the film, the prequel to 2015’s Fury Road and part of George Miller’s Mad Max universe.

Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth star in the film that returns to the iconic dystopian world launched 45 years ago with the low-budget/high-octane Mel Gibson-led Mad Max.

Oscar winner and six-time nominee Miller is back at the helm for the action fest he co-wrote with Nico Lathouris.

Here’s your logline: As the world fell, young Furiosa (Taylor-Joy) is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe.  While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

Alyla Browne and Tom Burke also star in the film.

Among the Fury Road Oscar winners returning for this trip are production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, costume designer Jenny Beavan and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt.

Warner Bros opens the film from Village Roadshow Pictures on May 24 stateside, with its overseas rollout starting two days earlier. Furious also will rev up in IMAX theaters.

Vidal to Star in CBS’ Drama Series “Training Day”

Christina Vidal is ready for training

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican actress landed a series regular role opposite Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell on the upcoming CBS drama Training Day.

Christina Vidal

Based on the 2001 film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow PicturesTraining Day is a crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the movie. It centers on an idealistic young police officer (Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the Los Angeles Police Department, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Paxton).

Vidal will play Detective III Valeria Chavez, the best investigator in the Robbery Homicide Division, which puts her in the running for the best investigator in the world. Minus the LAPD raid jacket and handcuffs, you might take her for a soccer mom, but you’d do so at your extreme peril.

Vidal most recently had recurring arcs on CBS series Code Black and Limitless.

Escarpeta Starring in the Adventure-Thriller “Into the Storm”

It’s a case of stormy weather for Arlen Escarpeta

The 32-year-old Belizean actor is starring in New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures’ adventure-thriller Into the Storm.

Into the Storm

Escarpeta, best known for his roles in Friday the 13th, Brotherhood and Final Destination 5, portrays Daryl in the film, which will be released on August 8, 2014.

The Steven Quale-helmed “found footage” natural disaster film is told  through the eyes and camera lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs and courageous townspeople, throwing you “directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.”

The script for Into the Storm was penned by John Swetnam.

In addition to Escarpeta, the film also stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Nathan Kress, Jon Reep and Jeremy Sumpter.

Escarpeta’s other credits include appearances on Boston Public, The Shield, Judging Amy and Boomtown.