It's a little hard to believe considering how long it has taken to actually get underway, but Mad Max: Fury Road will soon be a movie. The film was put on a massive delay following heavy rains that broke a decade-long drought where they were set to shoot in January of 2011 in Broken Hill, Australia, turning the apocalyptic landscape into a flower garden. The dust is back, actors are on set and post-apocalyptic vehicles are traversing the terrain.
A few images from the set have shown up online, the first, which you can see above, was tweeted by Rosie Huntington-Whitely (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and features her along with Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Riley Keough (Magic Mike) and Adelaide Clemens in Namibia. The four girls star as four of the film's "Five Wives", a quintet of women being transported across the apocalyptic wasteland, whom the titular Max (Tom Hardy) must protect from the bad guys.
This will be the fourth film in the Mad Max franchise with Hardy taking on the role of Max Rockatansky from Mel Gibson, a hardened ex-cop in a future beset by gas shortages and marauding gangs. The story is said to the take place a short while after the story detailed after 1985's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which keeps Mad Max relatively young.
The second image comes from the forums at Superhero Hype and features a mssive vehicle being towed to set. I didn't notice any specifics on location for this one, but you can see more over there.
Along with the names mentioned above, confirmed cast members also include Charlize Theron as Furiosa and Nicholas Hoult as a character named Nux. A release date hasn't been announced yet, but I think it's safe to assume a release some time in late 2013.