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Coppola’s Megalopolis: One of the Year’s Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Films Reveals First Dizzy Video

This is one of the film events of 2024 and the most anticipated return of the 77th Cannes Film Festival: the return of Francis Ford Coppola. The director of The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and Secret Conversation will present his new film, Megalopolis, on May 16. A passion project that the filmmaker has been working on for many years.

After detection First image for Vanity Fair Together with the two heroes of the film, Adam Driver and Natalie Emmanuel, the director opens the first excerpt today. This May 4th is a special date for Francis Ford Coppola because it is the birthday of his wife, Eleanor Coppola, who died on April 12th.

The story of Megapolis unfolds in the futuristic New York, which was called New Rome. A change in the city creates a conflict between Cesar Catilina (Adam Driver), a genius artist who wants to turn the metropolis into a utopia, and his opponent, Mayor Franklin Cicero (Giancarlo Esposito), who is too attached to regressive politics.

In this clip, we see Adam Driver on the roof, seemingly about to throw himself into the void. A dizzying extract that already makes you want to see more!

Discover the first excerpt from Megapolis:

Francis Ford Coppola sold part of his wine estate to self-finance the film, which had a budget of $120 million. in the columns of Vanity FairThe director hopes that his project will excite the crowd: “I dream that Megalopolis will become a classic film at the end of the year that we watch as a family, and that the audience will no longer consider their good decisions, stick to a new diet or quit smoking, but ask themselves this simple question: Is our model of society really the only one available to us?“”

The film also stars Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Kathryn Hunter, Talia Shire and Jason Schwartzman.

In France, Megalopolis is being distributed by Le Pacte, but no release date has been announced.

It will be presented in competition next Thursday, May 16 at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Source: Allocine

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