'Mad Max: Fury Road' to storm theaters Summer 2015

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Attention lovers of post-apocalyptic wastelands, biker gangs, and Tom Hardy: Mad Max: Fury Road is set to hit theaters on May 15, 2015 — almost exactly 30 years after Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was released.

Warner Bros. announced release plans Wednesday for the 3-D movie.

Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road is reportedly a re-imagining of George Miller’s 1979 film, which launched Mel Gibson’s career. Miller, who also directed 1981′s Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and 1985′s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, returned to write, direct, and produce this fourth installment. But, beyond Theron’s drastic hair change and the tease of a Gibson cameo, little is known about the plot. Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz, and Riley Keough also star.

The current slate of May 2015 releases include Disney’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1) and Tomorrowland (May 22), Fox’s Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy comedy Susan Cooper (May 22), and Paramount’s animated pic Monster Trucks (May 29).

The three previous Mad Max films grossed nearly $69 million domestically, not adjusted for inflation.

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