Coppola's idea might not gain traction, but it's worth a shot so that it can live and die by its own merits, and we can be inspired to try even more radical concepts.
Francis Ford Coppola has already done a pretty good job capturing the life of an Italian-American family in the mid-20th century, having directed one of the greatest trilogies in cinematic history. But now, 23 years after the release of The Godfather Part III, he's ready to explore the subject once again - only this time it won't be a gangster story.
Looking back on a career that has already spanned more than fifty years, he talked about his risk talking with EW, and gave a clue to what he's working on next, curiously confessing plans for a big and ambitious feature.
Paramount has announced that on March 1st - a.k.a. this Thursday - 55 Cinemark XD auditoriums around the country will be showing Francis Ford Coppola’s restored version of The Godfather. According to the press release, the film has been "meticulously restored using 5.1 digital surround sound and re-mastered using state-of-the-art technology."
Coppola plans to present TWIXT as a live performance, where he’ll edit the movie while people watch, changing what you’ll see depending on how each audience is responding to it. In theory, that means you’ll never see the same movie twice. In practice… well who the heck knows how this will play out. The new TWIXT trailer itself offers very few clues.
Francis Ford Coppola, the 72-year-old director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, is pretty much the opposite of your typical Comic Con audience. And yet, he's up onstage in the gigantic Hall H, captivating the crowd by wearing an Edgar Allan Poe 3D mask
Of course, this won't be the first time Fanning has teamed up with a Coppola-- before she dazzled audiences with her turn in this summer's Super 8, she was the quiet, slightly gawky soul of Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, playing the adoring daughter of Stephen Dorff's movie star character
Peter Cornwell, who helmed the 2009 supernatural thriller The Haunting in Connecticut, has been tapped by Radar Pictures to direct a sci-fi take on Joseph Conrad’s classic novella as a spacebound sci-fi pic. Titled Into Darkness, it will work from a screenplay by Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan.
We’ve seen The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette and now Sofia Coppola is gearing up for the release of her fourth feature film, Somewhere.
When you're the director of The Godfather movies and Apocalypse Now, it's not exactly easy to start making a film secretly, but that's exactly what Francis Ford Coppola has been doing. According
Godfather director and filmmaking legend Francis Ford Coppola has become the latest Hollywood person of interest to come out against 3D. Cue the 3D defenders who will now dismiss him as an old fogey
Captain EO appeared at Disney during the height of Michael Jackson’s popularity. In a way, the wave of 3D movies you’re being wowed by now started there, in Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center, with a 3D film directed by Francis Ford Coppola
George Lucas is planning a brand new Star Wars trilogy. We’re not talking another TV show here or another horrible cartoon. A series of three, honest to god, lightsaber swinging, all new Star Wars films. But wait, it gets better. George Lucas won’t direct them
Somehow, for some reason, American Zoetrope has provided Apple.com with the first three minutes of Tetro, a black-and-white film about an Argentine-Italian family