“Mad Max” is ready to ride again.
The first images are out for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the long-awaited quasi-reboot of the ’80s dystopian series written and directed by George Miller. Entertainment Weekly put stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron — looking grim and grimy — on their cover.
Hardy takes over for Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, while the Oscar-winning actress plays one-armed, “bad-ass commander” named Imperator Furiosa.
Judging from these first images, Miller’s post-apocalyptic world is even darker and grittier than before. Imperator Furiosa is leading survivors fleeing a band of marauding road thugs when Max falls in with them. The movie is reportedly one long, tense, action-packed chase scene.
Check out the cover below, and more photos at EW.com. “Mad Max: Fury Road” opens May 15, 2015.