Friday, June 9, 2023

Francis Ford Coppola Responds to the Megalopolis Rumors!

Despite the fact that Francis Ford Coppola’s next film, Megalopolis, was the subject of controversy as production was reported to be in decline, there were problems with filming due to high costs and feuding between the legendary director and his creative team, in the end, The film has wrapped up its filming and everything indicates that it will be a success.

The director of The Godfather offered an interview to Deadline where he assured that, contrary to rumors, the filming of Megalopolis was “fun” and finished in a timely manner, hence the comparison with his failed production, Apocalypse Now, that he are ridiculous.

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Francis Ford Coppola denies problems on his film sets

The recent production of Megalopolis has drawn comparisons to Francis Ford Coppola’s previous film Apocalypse Now, which is considered one of the most infamous and problematic in Hollywood history despite ultimately winning two Oscars. However, the filmmaker assured that the comparison has no meaning as the rumors of his recent film come from false sources.

“Well, ‘Apocalypse Now’ was in print for months and months and months. And because it was done in the Philippines, it was a bit of a mystery. [Con ‘Megalopolis’] It was more or less the same. start the rumor; There was a report of commotion. But the source was no source.

Francis Ford Coppola

Megalopolis finished filming in March of this year, so the director assured that the schedule was met despite the film being a “big and difficult” film in addition to the “genre” exceeding his expectations and that he can’t wait to release it. can not do. “That’s honestly how I feel. The most important thing is the life the film can get when it finally cuts and blooms.”

Although the director did not want to delve into the story that he will tell in Megalopolis, he assures that he enjoyed the whole creative process and thanks to the fact that he fully financed the production. “I think it’s going to be wonderful, that it’s going to shed light on what the future could be like and what humans would be like.”

According to previous reports, visual effects production supervisor Mark Russell, production designer Beth Mickel, and supervising art director David Scott left Megalopolis over issues with Francis Ford Coppola. ,[Coppola] You are about to spend more money than you think. You can imagine how much he has already invested. Not ending it would be a very bitter pill”, said the artist.

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He never hesitated to finance the megalopolis

Francis Ford Coppola decided to finance Megalopolis entirely because no production house would agree to spend more than $120 million for a film, so he hired his popular Northern California winery to fund his project. Decided to sell, an action you won’t regret.

“My sons have been very helpful in the liquor business and others, but they have their own careers. Sofia isn’t suddenly going to run a huge wine empire or Roman. The liquor business has changed”.

Francis Ford Coppola

For this reason, the filmmaker did not hesitate to sell his company in order to have creative control of his film and not depend on producers, as well as to distribute it in his own way and not adapt to the new streaming model. “I am not looking for a distributor but a distribution partner as the film is already made and financed.”

When will we see it, the director said that it will hit the theaters this year. “It’s the way it’s designed to look and behave,” and for now, he’s finishing up the editing process.

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