July 27, 2014 at 06:35 PM EDT

Thirty years after the final film in the Mad Max trilogy came out, Max is back and madder than ever.

Tom Hardy plays Max in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, a re-imagining of the original 1979 Mad Max that starred (and launched the career of) Mel Gibson. After the success of the first in the trilogy, director George Miller went on to make Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior in 1981 and then Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985 before hitting a wall in the development of a fourth film.

But Miller now has directing, producing, and writing duties on the latest film, which appears to focus on the war for water in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and also stars Charlize Theron.

Mad Max: Fury Road is set to arrive in theaters May 15, 2015.

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