January 28, 2023

Francis Ford Coppola Responds to Rumors of “Major Cities”

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Francis Ford Coppola wouldn’t reinvent the wheel with regards to his approach to directing even if it meant replacing two crew members. The news of rock production may not come as a surprise; The documentary Dark hearts He highlighted the messy production End of the world nowMeanwhile, Coppola worried that the film would be “shame” Because of her many issues. Now, with his latest movie, Megalopolis – Starring Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Natalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman, Shia LaBeouf, Chloe Fineman, and more — Coppola may be suffering from apocalypse now-Like déjà vu with its own emotional project. Coppola himself, however, denied reports of issues on set. He said, “I love my cast, I love what I get in every day, I’m on schedule and on budget, and that’s what’s important to me.” final date. The film is said to be about a New York woman who is divided over her loyalty to her traditional father and her progressive partner.

Coppola financed the $120 million movie himself His successful wine and hotel businesssomething he had been contemplating for some time, although this is not the first time he has independently financed several of his films, including Youth without youthAnd tetroAnd And twixt. But putting all your eggs in one basket might not be the best idea, especially with hurricane brewing. Below is a developing story on Coppola’s production Megalopolis.

to me Hollywood ReporterSeveral key members of the film’s creative production team were removed from the project. Production designer Beth Mickle and supervising art director David Scott reportedly left production last week, leaving the film without an art department. said a spokesperson for the Art Directors Guild THR It is “currently looking at the situation” in order to “determine next steps”. Coppola is reportedly trying to replace their spots.

As for the visual effects team, Coppola allegedly fired most of its members in early December, including in the heightsMark Russell. The production is said to be shifting to more green screen effects due to budget constraints.

Coppola himself is willing to admit to spin, as is Driver. “Yeah, it’s true that the art department quit and VFX was let go,” Driver told Deadline. “Not all departments find coherence in films, and instead of suffering and making decisions that leave a lasting impression on the film, people quit, are fired, or are fired. It’s a pity when it happens, but this production is out of his pocket in comparison to others; Especially so that it deserves an article about our descent into chaos. This description is inaccurate.”

But while those departments have quit, Coppola and his reps are doing very well. “I’ve never worked on a movie where I was so happy with the actors,” the director told Deadline. “I’m very happy with the look and that we’re on schedule with that. These reports never say who these sources are. To them, I say, ha, ha, just wait and see. Because this is a beautiful movie, and that’s because the cast is so great. I’ve never enjoyed working on it.” With a hardworking cast that’s very willing to look for the unconventional, to come up with subtle solutions. It’s a pleasure working with these actors and the photography is all I could hope for. The dailies are great. So if we’re on schedule, and I love the actors and the looks are great, I don’t know what Which is anyone talking about here.”

If you’re asking if this is a stressful movie for everyone involved, then yes, it probably is. But if you’re asking if this will be a blockbuster hit movie, only time will tell. Hopefully someone has a camera rolling behind the scenes for a Dark hearts Nowadays.

This article has been updated.