Francis Ford Coppola, one of the titans of Hollywood cinema, is doing everything he can to get his long-delayed passion project Megalopolis up and running. The director, who previously wasn’t signed with any particular agency, has now officially joined the client list of one of the industry’s largest agencies, CAA, in the hopes that they can help him secure financing for what sounds like a mega-expensive futuristic movie. Read on to learn what we know about it so far. Read More »
One of Francis Ford Coppola‘s never-made dream projects might finally become a reality. The legendary filmmaker has revealed after many years of delay, he will direct Megalopolis, a huge, sprawling epic about an architect trying to build a mini-Utopia in futuristic New York. Coppola wrote the script in the ’80s, but wasn’t ready to make Megalopolis until the dawn of the 21st century.
By 2001, he shot hours of second unit footage, and was gearing up to move into production. But everything came to a halt following the September 11th attacks. Since the story is set in New York, and was set in the wake of a major disaster, Coppola felt post-9/11 was the wrong time to bring Megalopolis to life. The filmmaker eventually moved on, and most assumed the project was lost forever. But now, Coppola is ready to resurrect it.
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