‘Future World’ Trailer: James Franco Meets ‘Mad Max’

“I was on General Hospital.”

Ex Maxina?

I don’t know what’s going on. IMDB tries to clear it up:

A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.

That description does not fit the trailer I just watched. I saw some sort of wacky George Miller rip-off from the 80s, with Cyborg and Resident Evil thrown in for good measure (and not just because of Milla Jovovich).

I can tell that this will be criticized– it already has significant downvotes on YouTube. Despite looking so derivative, it looks like a hell of a time. I’m already game for James Franco chewing the scenery. The film also features Snoop Dogg and Method Man, because of course it does.

I thought of like 5 captions before giving up.

This is another collaboration from Franco and Bruce Theirry Cheung, who worked on a series called Making a Scene with James Franco. It will be Franco’s follow-up to his Oscar contender, The Disaster Artist

Future World premieres on-demand and in select theaters on May 25 (and in an ideal world, on VHS). Will you be checking it out?