Resident Evil zombie slasher and The Fifth Element MultiPass flasher Milla Jovovich is primed to co-star with James Franco in a new post-apocalyptic indie film, Future World. And no, it has nothing to do with the cheesy 1976 sequel to Westworld that starred Peter Fonda. Co-directed by Franco with partner Bruce Thierry Cheung (The Color Of Time), it centers around a sci-fi survival quest on a scorched, war-torn world.
Franco has been rather busy in the past few years, with his name associated with over a dozen projects as an actor, director and producer, including The Sound and the Fury, Bukowski, The Adderall Diaries, Zeroville, The Masterpiece, In Dubious Battle and the Stephen King-based Hulu series 11.22.63.
According to Deadine, the story follows a young boy of royal birth who embarks on a perilous journey through the smoldering wasteland of this future world in order to find medicine for his dying mother. Acocmpanied by his faithful bodyguard and with only a slim hope that this medicine actually exists, he must forge courageously on, facing danger and ultimately the Warlord of this ravaged planet, who has nefarious plans of his own as he takes control of a gorgeous, lifelike robot assassin.
Unfortunately, Jovovich won't be playing the alluring android assassin, but a futuristic drug lord instead.
Jovovich just wrapped the latest (and presumably last) edition of the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which is due to be released by Sony Screen Gems in January 2017. Franco and Jovovich could make an appealing on-screen pair once camera start rolling, and we'll keep you posted on any important casting announcements as they're selected.
Are you a fan of Franco's lesser-known works, and does this premise for Future World sound promising?
(Via Geek Tyrant)