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Thread: Francis Ford Coppola's "Megalopolis"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contention View Post
    Has he ever been "hot" in the industry? He's literally never helmed a major pop-cultural hit, and yes his whiny Emo supporting character in the terrible SW sequels doesn't count. Even indie Gosling has stuff like La La Land. Driver is completely virtual as a star. Driver is basically no different than Sam Worthington. He's proven nothing.
    Says he's never helmed a major pop-cultural hit but excludes the big pop-cultural hit he's consistently been praised in. OK, sounds logical.

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    IMDB plot synopsis for this is now up, not sure of its accuracy.

    An architect wants to rebuild New York City as a utopia following a devastating disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudesudesude View Post
    IMDB plot synopsis for this is now up, not sure of its accuracy.

    An architect wants to rebuild New York City as a utopia following a devastating disaster.
    Besides the last 4 words, that has been the synopsis for more than a decade, so I guess it's accurate (or it was before some rewritings).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikugur View Post
    Besides the last 4 words, that has been the synopsis for more than a decade, so I guess it's accurate (or it was before some rewritings).
    It’s interesting as it really doesn’t match with the supposed leaked script.

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    I think the script review was posted in 2011, so there's plenty of room for the script to have been revised several times since then. That's not to say all the problematic stuff will be removed - Driver's filmography amply demonstrates that he has no qualms about playing morally reprehensible men.

    I hope they lean into the Metropolis vibes - I love that film.
    Last edited by Nonsuch; 05-14-2022 at 06:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudesudesude View Post
    It’s interesting as it really doesn’t match with the supposed leaked script.
    I don't know, but that synopsis about an architect reshaping the city was the only info I have read for years about this project. I don't know if it was accurate, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudesudesude View Post
    IMDB plot synopsis for this is now up, not sure of its accuracy.

    An architect wants to rebuild New York City as a utopia following a devastating disaster.
    Given that IMDB still has the Amy Schumer Barbie synopsis for Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie I'd say they aren't the most reliable for that info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EOLB View Post
    August start! I wonder if Ferrari is filming earlier than thought? Seems way too close together for Driver to do both.

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    ugh I am not happy Jon Voight is in this lmao.

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    Coppola was in Sicily for the Taormina Festival and he spoke a little about Megalopolis. This is an excerpt from an interview with an Italian newspaper (translation mostly by Google):

    I always try to do things in my style, but in the end I always find myself making films that I don't know how to do.- the director smiles - It's a trait of my career, just think of works like Apocalypse now. Now with Megalopolis I would like to make a Roman epic with the story of an architect who wants to rebuild a utopian New York City after a devastating disaster ".
    And he continues: "I was ready to shoot the film in 2001. Then September 11 happened and I realized that my vision of such a generous and friendly future world was shattered. I could not have made a film that talked about the goodness of the human being, when there was terrorism. So I let it go. Years later, while I was trying to lose a few pounds, I happened to listen to the recordings of that screenplay again and the spark started again ». The protagonist will be Adam Driver "It is a Roman epic set in New York - explains Coppola - Epics have often inspired American cinema and Rome has been an example from which US politics also drew inspiration. In my film there is indeed a decay, the senate is corrupt and things don't work. But then someone comes along to change things. Although it is a story born twenty years ago, I believe it is very current and realistic, thinking about what is happening ".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanche View Post
    LOL at the Coppola doubters. He released some incredible films in the last decades. I can’t wait for this one.
    Youth Without Youth was brilliant.



    Quote Originally Posted by EOLB View Post
    God, I'm sorry, but I really don't need Adam Driver in a Mike Leigh film.


    Fixed.

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    incredible stuff coming, i'm sure of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habsburg View Post
    Fixed.

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    So Ruimy is claiming this is a six-month shoot?

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    According to this, Francis is in pre-production already, shooting from Nov-March:

    Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola is self-funding a new film “Megalopolis” that is coming to shoot in Georgia at Trilith Studios in Fayetteville later this year.

    The production is set to begin in November and run through March 2023. It has begun preproduction.

    Others on the cast, according to Hollywood Reporter, include Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne and Jon Voight.
    https://www.ajc.com/life/radiotvtalk...GB23JLXOL2JU4/
    #BRAZ

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    For some resson I can’t see this film working, but at least it might be a flawed yet interesting experiment like Rumble Fish and One From The Heart, though.

    The great old Francis Ford Coppola is long-lost in Cambodia.

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    Not sure if this was ever posted but just came up in my recommends – Coppola talks a bit about Meaglopolis at the end (this is before casting announcements)


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    “After taking some time to reflect in the wake of troubling accusations”

    Ummm..
    “It’s important to know when you’ve been beaten.”

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