The epic linked to continues Megalopolisthe great project of Francis Ford Coppola. This time around, it looks like pre-production work is progressing faster and Deadline he recently let us know the names of the actors linked to the film: among these there will also be Adam Driver. Here are all the details!
MegalopolisCoppola’s great dream
It was back in 2001 when Francis Ford Coppolaon the occasion of the Cannes Film Festivalannounced the project of Megalopolis. It would have been a mammoth, visionary film, which at the time was already having serious problems in finding financing. Everything seemed ready to start production but the attack at twin towers of 11 September of the same year left an indelible mark on the entire world population, including for the director Coppola who had to abandon his project in the bud, as the shooting would take place in New York.
For Megalopolis there were no more hopes, many thought that it would be one of the many ghost films we know today, great works by great directors who have never seen the light because they were too ambitious and hampered by all sorts of problems. Dunes from Alejandro Jorodowsky, Napoleon from Stanley Kubrickthe film about the siege of Leningrad by Sergio Leone: these are some of the most famous great films ever made in the history of cinema, e Megalopolis would have been part of this sad list.
This until recently, because in reality Francis Ford Coppola he never put aside his plans and dreams of Megalopolis remains vivid. Perhaps this will really be the right time, according to the director:
“It has become like a religious war, there is nothing more logical. I think the big news here is that they are still the same as 20 or 40 years ago. I’m still willing to make the dream movie, even if I have to put my own money, and I’m able to put in $ 100 million if I have to. I don’t want to, but I will if necessary.
I am committed to making this film, I would like to do it in the fall of 2022. I haven’t approved my entire cast, but I am confident it will be a very exciting cast. The film will cost between $ 100 million and $ 120 million. Needless to say, I hope it is closer to 100 million. I am ready to match some external funding, almost dollar for dollar. In other words, i am willing to put my money“.
Although it is now more than ten years, since 2011, that the director has not made new titles, he is ready to go back behind the camera to direct Megalopolis, at the age of 82. This time Coppola he seems really sure about the success of the film, although there are still many uncertainties, especially regarding production costs. As he himself stated, these are very high figures, between 100 and 120 million dollars, for a more than ambitious project that looks like a real colossal.
What is it about Megalopolis?
Francis Ford Coppola describes his project as follows:
“The fate of Rome hangs over a modern world unable to solve its social problems in this epic story of political ambition, genius and conflicting interests“.
Megalopolis is set in our day, in New York, where an architect has an ambitious and utopian plan of rebuild the entire city, destroyed by a catastrophe. The project would be to make a story that is capable of inspire young people viewers and society in search of optimism during a period marked by global warming, a political scene characterized by deep contrasts and digital disinformation.
The cast will include Adam Driver
The project of Megalopolis is becoming more and more concrete and, as proof of this, the actors who will officially play the protagonists of the film have been chosen. Recall that in the past Coppola he had already mentioned some actors he would like to collaborate with, such as: Oscar Isaac, Cate Blanchett, Zendaya, Forest Whitaker, Jon Voight, Michelle Pfeiffer And Jessica Lange.
In particular, Oscar Isaac would have had the role of the leading architect but, just recently, the actor has pulled back from the project and his place has been taken by Adam Driver. Alongside the latter, the presence of Forest Whitaker and Join Voight. It is also added Nathalie Emmanuel. Nothing has been said about the other aforementioned actors and it is therefore likely that they will no longer participate in the film, even if the announcements on Megalopolis they will certainly not stop here!
Filming of Megalopolis will start this fall and we can’t wait to update you on this amazing project!