Francis Ford Coppola finally unveils Megalopolis and begins work on next film

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Don’t call it a premiere, but after decades of construction, Francis Ford Coppola finally unveiled his $120 million epic Metropolitan A large portion of the Hollywood industry descended upon Los Angeles yesterday in hopes of finding a buyer. Although reviews are definitely a secret until its official, public premiere, the first details have started to emerge.

“Seeing it Metropolitan We can confirm that there has never been, and never will be, a director as crazy as Francis Ford Coppola. What a privilege it is to be on the same planet as them,” Beyond Fest Account TweetedWhile Matt Belloni informed of One attendee is saying, “It’s insane how fucking crazy this is.”

deadlineMike Fleming reports, “Coppola’s new film is brimming with ideas that bridge the past with the future, with an epic and highly visual narrative that plays perfectly on the IMAX screen. He covers complex topics in a concise two hours and 13 minutes, not including credits. Coppola also sent Fleming his introduction, which he read before the screening:

Dear friends,

As was heard before me: “I believe in America.”

If I could leave you with one thought after watching my new film, it would be this: Our Founders borrowed a Constitution, Roman law, and the Senate for their revolutionary government without a king, so American history has neither. Could neither move forward nor succeed. This happened without a classical education to guide it.”

In terms of when the rest of the public will be able to experience Coppola’s largely self-funded vision, starring Adam Driver, Giancarlo Esposito, Nathalie Emmanuel, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Schwartzman and others, The director wants to ensure wide theatrical distribution and secure the entire plan before bringing it to a festival. As previously reported, this could mean the director is more likely to debut at the autumn film festival than return to Cannes.

With the screening taking place, we also now have a more detailed plot synopsis: “The destruction of a metropolis like New York City following an accident brings conflicting visions of the future. On one side is Caesar (Adam Driver), an ambitious architectural idealist. His archenemy, on the other hand, is the town’s mayor, Frank Cicero (Giancarlo Esposito). The debate becomes whether to embrace the future and build a utopia with renewable materials, or adopt a generic business reconstruction strategy filled with corruption and power brokering. In the middle of their conflict is the mayor’s socialite daughter Julia (Nathalie Emmanuelle), a restless young woman who has grown up around power and is searching for meaning in her life.

If anyone assumed this epic would be the 84-year-old Coppola’s swan song, think again. “In a way I knew Metropolitan It’s over because I’ve started work on a new film,” he told Deadline. “It won’t be cheap by any means, but I don’t know if it can be called ‘an epic film.’”

Here’s hoping Coppola can begin distribution soon and his long-awaited project can get the release he wants.


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