mad max reboot ew cover"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 "Mad Max: Fury Road" opens May 15, 2015.

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