James Franco who is seemingly working hard on becoming an indie-king with his latest brand of projects. One of which is the upcoming Future World, a story he created and will be starring and directing with Bruce Thierry Cheung. The film has also now roped in another big star to perform alongside Franco, Milla Jovovich of the Resident Evil series.
Milla will apparently be playing a drug lord in the post-apocalyptic world that the film is set in, which is plagued with heat, ravaged by disease and crippled by chronic war. Milla is no stranger to post- apocalyptic films with the already mentioned Resident Evil series and The Fifth Element which kick-started her to fame.
The film, written by Cheung, Jay Davis and Jeremy Cheung, follows a young boy of noble birth who embarks on a journey through the wasteland of this future world in order to find medicine for his dying mother. Armed with his faithful bodyguard and only a slim hope that this medicine actually exists, he must forge courageously on, facing danger and ultimately the Warlord of this world who has plans of his own as he takes control of a beautiful, life-like robot assassin.
It certainly seems like a strong story and the film is shaping up to be one of those indie-films to watch out for. Post-apocalyptic stories always have potential if they can create a strong, bleak and convincing world, though after last year’s epic Mad Max: Fury Road – they all have a lot to live up to. Needless to say, this is a very different story, but still sounds like a lot of fun.
Not much more about the cast is now, though it has been reported that singer-actor George Lewis Jr, known as Twin Shadow, has also been cast in the role of Ratcatcher. No release date for the film has been yet announced.
Last Updated: May 23, 2016