For the type of movie fan who counts post-apocalyptic thrillers as a favorite cinematic genre, the impending resurrection of the Mad Max franchise is big news, as the original 1979 Australian film was an underrated classic (and also hugely influential, in terms of both style and storytelling). Warner Bros and Village Roadshow has announced that Mad Max: Fury Road will hit screens on May 15th, 2015, with Tom Hardy stepping into the title role formerly made famous by Mel Gibson. And directing the film? George Miller, who was responsible for Mad Max and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Said to take place between the events of the first and second installments of the trilogy, Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz, along with a cameo by Mel Gibson.