By now, most of us are sick of the repeated “no texting, no talking” messages that play in front of movies in theaters. They’re more annoying than interesting, and generally do very little to convince us to follow their instructions. Enter George Miller, director of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and Hugh Keays-Byrne, known to franchise followers as villain The Toecutter.
The two have collaborated with the Alamo Drafthouse to bring us a “no texting, no talking” PSA like none other: a “Mad Max” themed one. Director and actor switch places in the video, which shows Miller doing his best Toecutter impression with help from Keays-Byrne.
“Turn off your cellphone and shut your face, or you might look into the night sky and see the swift hand of vengeance descending upon you,” snarls Miller. “And you wouldn’t like that, would you?”
“Mad Max: Fury Road” is the fourth installment in the popular “Mad Max” franchise, and stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in addition to Keays-Byrne. The film screens at the Cannes Film Festival, and opens in theaters nationwide tomorrow.