COMIC-CON 2011

Francis Ford Coppola & His New 3D Film 'Twixt' Going to Comic-Con

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June 30, 2011
Source: EW.com

Francis Ford Coppola

Everybody scream - Francis Ford Coppola is coming to Comic-Con!!! Wait, what? Have you seen his last few films? This news was revealed by Entertainment Weekly originally, but also confirmed with an official press release. Francis Ford Coppola will be presenting portions of his upcoming horror movie Twixt at a panel on Saturday, July 23rd in Hall H at the 2011 Comic-Con in San Diego. Coppola himself will be there, but we're not sure if the cast will be, too. Twixt, for those curious, is described by Coppola himself as, "one part Gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career."

Believe it or not, this isn't the first time the legendary Francis Ford Coppola has been to Comic-Con. He last attended way back in 1991 for a presentation on Bram Stoker's Dracula. "I fondly recall meeting the Comic-Con audience years ago when I brought them my Dracula film. That experience made me not want to miss this chance to return with Twixt," Coppola said. The cast includes: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning and Ben Chaplin. They will be showing footage from the film. Here's the most interesting part of it: "Coppola has a unique new approach to the presentation of the film that will incorporate live music by acclaimed independent performance artist Dan Deacon. Deacon will attend Comic-Con with Coppola to help demonstrate the interactive experience of the film. The film incorporates both 2D and 3D elements."

Wow, I'm actually intrigued to see what that is, but having seen (and quickly forgotten) Coppola's last film Tetro, I really hope he's got some better ideas for this movie. As was reported last year when this project was first announced with the title Twixt Now and Sunrise, it's an original story by Coppola that came to him in a vivid dream he had while on a trip to Istanbul and is inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Here's the logline: "A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V." I'm just curious to see what this movie is all about.

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  • Anonymous
    So it's in fD? No thanks, I don't like gimmicks.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Did you read the article? It's not fully in 3D, but it certainly does sound gimmicky: " The film incorporates both 2D and 3D elements."
      • Anonymous
        Yes. I read the article. You wrote it, I'm surprised you wrote what you did ;) Current, there are no real 3D movies. Everything that is out so far is fake ... still.
        • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
          Yea, true, but there are real 3D movies, at least a few: Avatar. And I would honestly argue that Transformers: Dark of the Moon has 3D up at the level of Avatar. Everything else I don't watch in 3D. This... I have no clue what he means. 2D and 3D? How is that even going to work? Ha...
          • Anonymous
            what? the fake 3d that are advertise are not 3D. .. only gimmicks ... there are no 3D movies out yet ... 
  • Guest
    Who cares about Coppola? Hasn't made a decent movie in years. I doubt this will drum up much business. The dude is too old,
    • Joseluisferreira
      well, I think history will take care of that assumption... his last films (youth without youth and Tetro) are indeed very complete films, thei're not just "good stories"
  • Lebowski
    I don't know, I rather enjoyed Tetro. It was mannered to the nth degree, but it was just so beautiful.
    • Joseluisferreira
      I loved Tetro... and I fully agree with "mannered to the nth degree" - you see it and it is possible to identify it as Coppola's work - to an artist (which is no longer motivated by earning money with films) that's quite important.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      If you want beauty, go watch Tree of Life. Sure, I don't deny the look of the film, but just very forgettable, almost pointless to me. Feels like he's stuck behind in his ideas, doesn't know where cinema is going nowadays. We'll see if that's still the case after this "2D and 3D" presentation at Comic-Con. :)
      • Flinch
        Alex you are obviously not knowledgeable enough to opine about Tetro. This is a film that engages in public dialogue with great art (Powell and Pressberg), and the private mechanics of genius in a family context. Of course you think its pointless, you cant help it. Americans not only have increasingly little sense of history they also have increasingly little sense of family. The inability of Americans to distinguish between kitsch and real genius goes without saying--- hence all the drivel about tree of life, a film that doesn't even accomplish the level of pastiche.
        • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist Davide Coppola
          I especially loved the fact that the critic in the film was called "Alone" lol and of course i agree it had a very beautiful unique visual style. Pure awesome!
  • Guest22324
    Comic-Con? Way too high brow for that crowd.
  • Loser
    I actually love that he is doing his own kind of movies "nowadays". Atleast they are interesting and I really loved Youth Without Youth
    • Joseluisferreira
      you should actually change your nick to "good taster" instead of "loser"
  • Spider
    I sure hope this flick is all it's cracking up to be. It's great to see Val Kilmer included in the cast for a prestigious director. I'm sure Coppola has yet, another ace up his sleeve, so I won't knock this 'til I see it!! It'd be nice if this gets a theatrical (albeit, limited-run) release!

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