Home Entertainment Extravaganza Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis is reportedly facing an uphill climb – Monomaxos

Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis is reportedly facing an uphill climb – Monomaxos

Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis is reportedly facing an uphill climb

 – Monomaxos

Making some of the best films of all time doesn't necessarily mean that selling your latest film will be a walk in the park. Per The Hollywood Reporter, The Godfather Director of the trilogy Francis Ford Coppola is facing a steep climb with his latest project, megalopolis, Industry insiders claim that Coppola's self-financed epic is too “experimental” or simply “not good” enough to justify the $100 million marketing sum Coppola is reportedly eyeing.

End of March, Coppola's Megalopolis had its first major screening for Hollywood bigwigs like NBCUniversal's chief content officer Donna Langley, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, and CEO of Sony Pictures Tom Rothman, as well as Coppola-neighboring stars such as Al Pacino And Nicolas Cage. The reaction was muted, to say the least: a source reported The Hollywood Reporter There was “a striking silence at the end” of the film, which lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes. “Everyone is cheering for Francis and feeling nostalgic,” said one participant. “But then there's the business side of things.” One distributor put it more bluntly: “There's just no way to position this film.”

Coppola's film stars Oscar nomination Adam Driver and Emmy nomination Giancarlo Esposito as opponents trying to rebuild a city after its destruction. Their dueling visions – Driver plays an idealistic architect while Esposito embodies the city's more pragmatic mayor – collide megalopolis, which is said to be inspired by ancient Rome. (For example, both men apparently sport Caesar-like haircuts.) Megalopolis Reportedly features too Shia LaBeouf, who was present at the screening on March 28th, as well Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman, And Kathryn Hunter.

Coppola began writing Megalopolis almost 40 years ago, in 1983. The 85-year-old director took it upon himself to finance the passion project, which reportedly cost $120 million, and reportedly reaped a significant portion of the profits the sale of his wine empire to finance it. Accordingly THR, Coppola is interested in an Imax release. Coppola also reportedly believed he would “make a deal very quickly” with a major studio once the film was finished

But considering what happened at the screening, his intuition may have been wrong. A screening visitor recounted THR The Megalopolis felt like “kind of an indie experiment” and hinted that it could potentially find a home on a streaming platform. However, not everyone was cold to Coppola. “I really liked it,” an anonymous founder of a specialty label told the outlet. But is he willing to cough up the dough to ensure it's widespread? Apparently not. “It takes time to find the right partner,” he added.



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