Mad Max: Fury Road is a perfect fan art movie, with the kind of mythological plot and broad, bold character designs that encourage creative people everywhere to experiment with their own takes on writer/director George Miller’s action movie triumph.
Fury Road is also a movie dominated by visual storytelling. It’s so driven by images, gestures and wasteland vistas that you could watch the film with the sound off (don’t, because it also sounds amazing) and still come away with pretty much the entire plot. Even Miller’s outlines for the film were visually-charged. It’s a movie fueled by tremendous sights, and that means that it’s adaptable to all manner of visual storytelling methods, including hieroglyphics.
An artist known as Takumi produced the stunning image above, and more, to tell the story of Fury Road just as the ancient Egyptians told stories of their gods and kings on the walls of tombs and temples. You get Immortan Joe with his iron grip on the water supply, the fleeing Brides, the arrival of Max, and, of course, Imperator Furiosa emerging triumphant. It’s spectacular, and proves once again how strong the conceptual core of Fury Road is.