Welcome to paradise. The new trailer for Future World, the latest James Franco movie, has arrived. And it takes the actor-director into an Apocalyptic Wasteland, surrounding him with quite the eclectic cast. This is Franco's directorial follow-up to The Disaster Artist, but don't look for the same type of critical praise. This is standard issue Drive-In movie fare with a twist.

You can watch the fight to save humanity in the new trailer for Future World, which was actually co-directed by James Franco and Bruce Thierry. Suki Waterhouse joins in on the fun. The two are joined by Jeffrey Wahlberg, Margarita Levieva, Snoop Dogg, Geirge Lewis Jr., and Cliff "Method Man" Smith. That's more than enough cast for any movie, to be sure. But both Lucy Liu and Milla Jovovich are also coming along for the ride.

This apocalyptic thriller follows Prince (Jeffrey Wahlberg) as he travels from a desert oasis through dangerous barren waste lands to find a near-mythical medicine to save the life of the Queen, his mother (Lucy Liu). You catch it in select theaters, On Demand, and on iTunes & Amazon May 25, 2018! Though, it will be facing off against some pretty stiff competition, as that's the same day Lucasfilm and Disney are unleashing Solo: A Star Wars Story into theaters. And we probably don't have to guess which one is going to capture the country's attention first. But if you want to stay away from the box office crowds, this is a nice streaming alternative.

Inside a desert oasis, a queen (Lucy Liu) lays dying as her son Prince (Jeffrey Wahlberg) travels across barren waste lands to find a near-mythical medicine to save her life. After evading violent raiders on motorbikes led by the Warlord (James Franco) and his enforcer (Cliff "Method Man" Smith), Prince meets Ash (Suki Waterhouse), the Warlord's robot sex companion-assassin who's in search of her own soul. As Prince is captured by the Druglord (Milla Jovovich), the Warlord's forces roar in, and Prince fights to save the remnants of humanity.

Directors James Franco and Bruce Thierry Cheung are working from a script written by Bruce Thierry Cheung, Jeremy Craig Cheung, Jay Davis. The movie is produced by Scott Reed, Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi, Vince Jolivette, Jay Davis. Arriving from Lionsgate Premiere, the movie is rated R for violence, sexual content/nudity, language and drug use.

This is James Franco's first major release since he was accused of sexual misconduct by a number of former students. The allegations mostly got Franco shut down at the Oscars after he walked away with a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a comedy. The news kind of fell out of the media cycle, so it will be interesting to see how Franco is welcomed back into the spotlight for his work rather than his notorious alleged activities. You can check out the trailer and poster here.

<strong><em>Future World</em></strong> poster