Nicholas Hoult's 'strange' new movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 October 2014
Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult has admitted the lack of real dialogue in his new movie 'Mad Max: Fury Road' shocked him when he watched a rough cut of the film

Nicholas Hoult says 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is a "strange" movie.

The 24-year-old actor plays adrenaline-junkie Nux in the post-apocalyptic flick and upon seeing the rough cut he was surprised by the unusual dialogue in the film.

He told "I've seen a rough cut. I was just sitting there, going like, 'Whoa.'

"It's a 300-page comic book, technically. You have the odd word, but the dialogue, it's strange, the words they used.

"They didn't speak like I would speak, or like anybody would speak nowadays."

The 'Jack the Giant Slayer' star is very excited for film fans to see the movie and credits writer, director and creator of the 'Mad Max' series George Miller for having the genius to create such a compelling film and fictional world.

Hoult said: "He's so smart. The world he's created, it just looks stunning."

The film also stars Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tom Hardy who is taking over the title role from Mel Gibson who portrayed 'The Road Warrior' in three previous movies.

Meanwhile, Hoult is soon to start filming 'X-Men: Apocalypse' with his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence, with several racy scenes planned between their respective characters Beast (Hoult) and Mystique (Lawrence).

A source said: "It's a huge ensemble franchise but the point of the latest film was to strip that back and focus on Jen and Nick's characters' relationship. Earlier this year that seemed like a great idea, but now they've split and it's too late to rewrite the script. They are very professional of course, and will make it work."

Mad Max: Fury Road

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US / Australia
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • UK release: 15 May 2015

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.