Francis Ford Coppola Quietly Shooting New Film with Val Kilmer
Staying under the radar with recent films like Tetro and Youth Without Youth, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is working out of the spotlight once again as Deadline reports that the director is already quietly shooting his next film. So what is this unheard of project? Titled Twixt Now and Sunrise, it's described as a thriller with horror elements and features slightly faded star Val Kilmer as a horror novelist. Elle Fanning (Benjamin Button, Somewhere) and Bruce Dern (Monster, "Big Love") make-up its supporting cast. Though no details are mentioned, apparently the film is based on a short story by Coppola himself.
Though he's not making films with as high of a profile as his previous projects, the decade sabbatical Coppola took after The Rainmaker certainly left a void. Though his most recent films haven't measured up to the likes of The Godfather, the man is still truly an auteur as he rounds up financing himself without studio interference. Even more exciting is that this will Coppola's first venture into horror since Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1992. Before that he had only tackled horror in 1963's Dementia 13 for producer Roger Corman (though some people think Jack is so bad, that it's scary). Hopefully we'll hear more about his new project sooner than later. Interested?