Coppola's horror to be seen
It was back in October of last year that I wrote about Francis Ford Coppola and his next film Twixt, although back then it was called, well it wasn't called anything but it was billed as a thriller with touches of horror, now Coppola is taking it to San Diego's Comic-Con and it's being billed as simply a horror, although the writer and director still describes it as something different.
It does sound an intriguing film, and with Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Joanne Whalley, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin and David Paymer all starring, it does carry an interesting cast and the intriguing point that Chaplin plays Edgar Allan Poe.
Francis Ford Coppola hasn't really been piling out the films since The Godfather: Part III ended the trilogy, but he does carry a lot of other films to his name - The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Dracula which came after the Godfather trilogy.
He's not ever just been about those films, but they've surely marked his career and some can easily forget that those titles above are down to the same man. Well, you should never forget Apocalypse Now to be fair.
So it's interesting that he's decided to return to a genre he was in before The Godfather, that of horror. To recap that story from October 2010, Twixt is based on a short story he wrote which Coppola describes through The Guardian story as:
"...one part gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career..."
It was shot entirely on his own property and filmed in 3D, it - woah, wait a minute, shot in 3D? Oh dear me why? At least it was filmed in the format and not converted in post production, but still, why did he feel the need to do it? Just because some other big names have and the studios are pushing for them?
3D aside, the good news is that the great talent is giving us something new, now let's hope that it outshines the 3D. If you're heading to Comic-Con then you'll be excited to know he's taking footage of the film to the event, although not the whole film, we'll have to wait for that.