Francis Ford Coppola Has a Big Secret Studio Film for Next Project
After his most recent film Twixt was met with some confusion at Comic-Con and received a festival run this past year, Francis Ford Coppola has been pretty quiet. Thankfully, EW recently caught up with the iconic filmmaker behind The Godfather trilogy, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now and more as a box set of five of his films is being release on Blu-Ray. Aside from looking back on those films and discussing this new release, the question was posed to the filmmaker what his next project would be. Is Coppola working on more small budget indie films like Tetro and Youth Without Youth? Actually, he's getting back to big films.
Coppola divulged only a few details on this new mystery project saying:
"I have a secret investor that has infinite money. I learned what I learned from my three smaller films, and wanted to write a bigger film. I’ve been writing it. It’s so ambitious so I decided to go to L.A. and make a film out of a studio that has all the costume rentals, and where all the actors are. My story is set in New York. I have a first draft. I’m really ready for a casting phase. Movies are big in proportion to the period. It starts in the middle of the ‘20s, and there are sections in the ‘30s and the late ‘40s, and it goes until the late ‘60s."
Plenty of filmmakers would kill for an investor with infinite money as getting a studio to finance a film is pretty difficult these days, even for big name filmmakers. But hearing that Coppola is working on some sort of epic generation spanning film set in New York sounds fantastic. The last two wide released, studio films that Coppola directed were The Rainmaker with Matt Damon in 1997 and Jack with Robin Williams in 1996, so it's been awhile since we've gotten a big film like this from Coppola. Hopefully we'll get some more story details soon so we can start getting even more excited.