James Franco in First Bad Trailer for 'Mad Max' Rip-Off 'Future World'

April 2, 2018
Source: YouTube

Future World Trailer

"It was at that moment I became aware of exactly how different I was." Lionsgate has released a trailer for a movie called Future World, a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi action western that looks quite a bit like a straight-up rip-off of Mad Max. Yep, really. The title also sounds like it's a spin-off of "Westworld", but thankfully these two are different. This looks so bad I really don't even want to give it any attention, but only just to be amazed at how much of a rip-off this is - sand motorcycles and grungy cars and everything. James Franco co-directs, and stars along with Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Margarita Levieva, Suki Waterhouse, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Elisha Henig, and Scott Haze. It might just be a bad trailer, it also might just be a bad movie. Whatever the case, this looks downright horrible and I hope film fans stay far, far away.

Here's the very first trailer for James Franco & Bruce Thierry Cheung's Future World, found on YouTube:

Future World Movie

A young boy's mother is dying and beyond the capabilities of any local medicine. Desperate for an answer, the boy travels across the barren future world wasteland, scavenging for a cure that is only rumored to exist. His will and perseverance will be tested as he strives to protect his family. Future World is directed by actor / filmmaker James Franco (of The Broken Tower, Sal, Interior Leather Bar, As I Lay Dying, Child of God, The Sound and the Fury, In Dubious Battle, The Disaster Artist) and cinematographer / filmmaker Bruce Thierry Cheung (director of The Color of Time, Don't Come Back from the Moon). The screenplay is written by Jeremy Cheung, Jay Davis, and Bruce Thierry Cheung. The film has not premiered at any film festivals. Lionsgate will release Future World in theaters starting May 25th this year. Thoughts?

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Let's stick with Fury road and forget this one, will ya?

tarek on Apr 2, 2018



Alex Billington on Apr 2, 2018


But everyone forgets it wasn't Tom Hardy's character that made it out of the hole in TDKR, it was the girl... ...and now Fury Road makes sense. (H/) <-batman logo

Akirakorn on Apr 2, 2018


Yeah, looks like post-apocalyptic films became just too fancy...

shiboleth on Apr 2, 2018


Okay, so, that's all kinds of "Oh, hell no!"

Moe on Apr 2, 2018


Not too bad.

Rick Xavier on Apr 2, 2018


Man, they're really hammin' it up. Looks awful, but I bet they had fun making it.

grimjob on Apr 2, 2018


Sorry Alex, I gotta call shenanigans on calling this a "straight-up rip off of Mad Max." Sure it has a grimy sandy "grungy cars" post apocalyptic movie setting, but the plot is a mishmash of several post apocalyptic movie cliche's/plotlines. To recount Mad Max 1: Cop gets revenge against highway (street) gang. Mutiple epic car chases. Mad Max 2: Nomad ex-cop aids people against nomad highway gang. A very good car chase, and movie-indusrty changing "tanker" chase. Mad Max 3: Nomad ex-cop gets into shenanigans with kids. 1 Epic tanker chase. Fury Road: Movie is 85% epic tanker chase. If anything I'd say this is a mashup of Cherry 2000 (find that "one special" robot girl, and being chased by "crazy gang"), Doomsday (into the waste to find a cure, and grungy car chases/can't think of better equivalent), and... The Bad Batch (Suki Waterhouse trying to find her way in the desert wasteland of the future). As much as I'd love to see Milla Jovovich got silly bananas badass crazy, everything else here screams "DON'T LOOK MARION! KEEP YOUR EYES SHUT!" bad.

Akirakorn on Apr 2, 2018


I got a little bit of Cyborg in this as well.

grimjob on Apr 3, 2018


This is so odd I'm suspicious, is this going to be some odd movie within a movie?

El_MUERkO on Apr 3, 2018


Are you sure this is not a 'fake-Trailer' promoting Tajikistan tourism, like the ones promoting Australia?

whoafilms on Apr 3, 2018


Same dude on the poster for the movie Pandemic with Rachel Nichols.

Guest on Apr 3, 2018


It looks like an april's fool and I do hope it is.

Outis on Apr 3, 2018


It has to be. Look at the font in the title cards - it's like someone made them on iMovie...

TheOct8pus on Apr 3, 2018


"The title also sounds like it's a spin-off of "Westworld" Ahhhh, excuse me? Not sure if you're aware that Westworld was originally a movie and that it's FUCKING SEQUEL WAS TITLED "FUTURE WORLD"!!!! Jesus Christ!

ElBischoff on Apr 3, 2018


Is Franco still channeling Tommy Wiseau?

TheOct8pus on Apr 3, 2018


Burning Man gets worse every year.

Carpola on Apr 3, 2018


I'll watch it just for Suki, but when it comes to tv.

Lewis on Apr 3, 2018

19 bleh.

DAVIDPD on Apr 3, 2018


Honestly @disqus_yyq0lnHEEt:disqus, whatever is happening is doing you a favor by NOT allowing you to see it. LOL

THE_RAW_ on Apr 3, 2018


Ha! so true. ;D

tarek on Apr 3, 2018


"This isn't paradise." Yeah, no sh*t Sherlock. This. Looks. TERRIBLE. Straight to the Wal-mart bargain bins for this one. I'm embarrassed for everyone involved. Hopefully it paid the rent/lease.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 3, 2018


Stupid is as stupid makes a movie

Pugiron on Apr 3, 2018


I am on the east coast, so I saw it before you Bo. I think the studio who promoted this movie heard us and shut it down. ;D

tarek on Apr 3, 2018


Abortion bucket.

LV 426 on Apr 4, 2018


Could be so bad, that it ends up being good... hahaha

oliveitor on Apr 4, 2018


If I liked the first 5 Mad Max ripoffs I saw, I'll probably like the next 20. Plus, Milla Jovovich is in this one.

pajamawolfie on May 17, 2018

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