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Watch: First Lengthy Festival Trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt'

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August 2, 2011
Source: TIFF

Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt

"What are vampires but witches that suck blood?" The first official trailer, running nearly 4-minutes long, for Francis Ford Coppola's horror Twixt has arrived thanks to the Toronto Film Fest (via Vlicious). This is a similar extended promo reel that Coppola showed at Comic-Con before he went on to remix and re-edit it live right in front of us. Twixt stars Val Kilmer as a hack horror novelist and Elle Fanning as the young ghost girl he meets in a small town; this also stars Bruce Dern, Alden Ehrenreich and Ben Chaplin as Edgar Allan Poe (seen above). It's probably not what you're expecting it to be, but it might be interesting anyway.

Watch the first official festival trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt, via TIFF on YouTube:

This gothic indie follows a hack horror novelist (Kilmer) as ghostly visions in a bizarre small town lead him to explore the murder of a young girl (Fanning). That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious ghost named V. Coppola says the story is "inspired by the eerie writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe" and came to him in a vivid dream he had while on a trip to Istanbul. Twixt is both written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola, of classics like The Godfather I-III, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Youth Without Youth and Tetro most recently. Coppola is planning a 30-day tour before American Zoetrope is releasing it. In the meantime, Twixt will also play at the Toronto Film Festival.

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  • Spider
    Not at all what I was expecting! This flick has the polished look and feel of a TV mini-series! I'll still check it out, though.....by way of Netflix!
  • JL
    Hmmm...  starting to look interesting.  Also, BRUCE DERN!
  • quityosleanin
    looks great. def. going to check it out at the theaters.
  • Harrisj2k
    this is a joke right?
  • someguy
    Looks unbelievably bad.
  • Anonymous
    Really? Father Guido Sarducci looking like a bad E.A. Poe? At this point it's looking like a real uphill climb ...
    • tommyturner
      I'd see it just because of him.
      • Anonymous
        All too true. Besides, how many chances does the the good padre have to grab an Oscar? Or sainthood?
  • http://www.mynameisjay.com/ DesinaCoda
    Wow it looks terrible.
  • Duke
    Looks like one of those low budget direct to video horror films...one that wouldn't be getting much, if any, attention if not for the fact that it is directed by Coppola...though considering his work in the past few decades (Jack[1996]...) I'm surprised people even care when he is involved. 
  • coswell
    Hmm, seemed interesting, but... Its been hyped with the fact that Dan Deacon is doing the music and i thought - read from some interview at ComicCon - that they are thinking of going on like a tour with live music or something.. There was almost no music in that trailer... 
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Williams/504020053 Alex Williams
    The story is interesting, but it looks like it was shot by Tommy Wiseau for the most part. I'll still watch it though, Francis Ford deserves the chance.
  • matt
    Great Cast, Great Director, Looks Terrible.
  • fem!anon
    Looks kinda boring to me... but I love the title...?
  • Gerstein Musmanno
    Vivid dream in Istanbul haha.  I wonder what that really means...
    • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist Davide Coppola
      Vampyres (1975)  reference maybe?
  • http://twitter.com/sneakertri kwame adansi
    i dont know
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist Davide Coppola
    Looks OMazinG! Absolutely love the trailer. Elle <3
  • Loser
    Love Bruce Dern and the trailer gives of a David Lynch feel or Stephen King tv-series feel can`t decide. Will watch it 
  • Bwhite4star
    Something for a boring weekend afternoon...I'll see it...
  • Godstrike
    How? Why?
  • http://www.facebook.com/eiklovesyou Erika Payne
    Damn, lots of hate in here! I think it looks amazing and seeing the panel at Comic-Con and hearing what they want to do with it has me really excited. Can't wait :)
  • Ryderup
    Looks very digital (in a very bad way)... ... but can anyone say ALAN WAKE?
  • Ryderup
    Too bad this doesn't seem to have the production value or look of Dracula.
  • Boo!
    Something boring this way comes...
  • http://www.starlyrics.biz Bernicepolicastro
    A good screenplay gives you the ability to think and involve yourself in the movie.  You'll root for the character ...take the journey with him on his quest for good and just when you think you have him pegged he changes and you don't recognize him.  This seems to be metaphysical, a dream which is real and what we will see ensue from that point on.   I'll hold my opinion until I watch every minute of this movie. I have faith in Coppola and in Val, after all an Actor takes a part to challenge himself, to do something he has never done before, something that appeals to him, and just maybe a part that reveals something about himself or resonates within him.  We will have to wait and see. On a personal note; I can't wait to see what Coppola has done with his dream.
  • God
    Interesting!
  • Kevin
    Narration by Tom Waits makes this something of interest to me.
  • http://www.skonmovies.com/ Sean Kelly
    Looks interesting to say the least.
  • http://twitter.com/JokersHideout Conrad Williams
    Was that Val Kilmer's ex-wife playing his wife in the movie via webcam?
  • David Banner
    Sorta makes you wonder if Coppola shouldn't have made a movie based on ALAN WAKE instead? :/
  • Mjacinto
    That has to be the one of the worst trailers I've ever seen.
  • Alex O
    Alan Wake, anyone?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9emWB_rrMt0 Crapola
    Definitely on a Twin Peaks meets all those other weird 'small town' films. I'm going to save up and go visit small towns around America, I bet they are completely normal and nothing ever happens, apart from crystal meth incest.
  • Anonana
    This reminds me a lot of Alan Wake
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JUQTQIJDYF36UW22PMFX72WR5Q ole
    Coppola have not made anything interesting in almost 30 years. Just quit!

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