Mad Max: Fury Road may be set in a post-apocalyptic future, but one of the biggest movies of the summer almost felt like it could fit right into ancient times.
Think about it. The movie had peasants at the mercy of a totalitarian ruler, it took place in a desert wasteland with very little infrastructure and it even featured a band setting the backbeat to the battle — as was the case in wars centuries ago. Sure, there was the modern influence of a guy wailing on an electric guitar, but still. It definitely felt like something from the past.
But what if the story of Mad Max: Fury Road really was one that took place in the very distant past? That's exactly what a Japanese artist by the name of Takumi has imagined in a recent work that depicts the story of Mad Max: Fury Road in the style of hieroglyphics. You know — that early system of writing used by the ancient Egyptians that featured various characters, symbols and drawings?
Well, if you still haven't seen Mad Max: Fury Road for some reason, you can always just take a gander at the story in hieroglyphic form and decipher what went down in the epic fourth installment of George Miller's franchise. This piece of art has basically everything from the movie in there, from a pharaoh-like Immortan Joe on his throne to his loyal War Boys to several of the sick vehicles featured in the film. Of course, Imperator Furiosa is included in this graphic as well, front and center, as she should be.
Takumi's drawing is so spot-on, it almost makes it look like Miller stumbled upon the story by opening up the tomb of a mummy. Now that sounds like a good idea for a movie.
Check out the graphic below, and prepare to go a little mad.
— TAKUMI™V10 (@takumitoxin) August 23, 2015