A new trailer for the upcoming apocalyptic thriller Future World has been released. Directed by James Franco and BruceThierry Cheung, the film stars Jeffrey Wahlberg as a young man who must traverse a desert wasteland to find a near-mythical medicine that will save his mother’s (Lucy Liu) life. Along the way, he crosses paths with an evil Warlord (surprise!) played by James Franco, the Warlord’s robot sex slave (the twist) Ash (Suki Waterhouse), and a ruthless Druglord (Milla Jovovich).
This movie was shot back in 2016 before Franco put a self-imposed moratorium on trying to tackle multiple things at one time. That change led to some of the best work of his career with The Disaster Artist and HBO’s The Deuce. This movie, well, it’s hard to tell if it’s intentionally being ridiculous and silly, or if it really wants to be taken seriously. To say the least, it looks like there’s very little here we haven’t seen before somewhere.
The film also stars Snoop Dogg, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, George Lewis Jr., and Margarita Levieva. Future World will be released in select theaters and on iTunes and Amazon on May 25th.