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Coppola’s Megapolis: Ultra-ambitious trailer for one of 2024’s most anticipated sci-fi films

It’s one of the film events of 2024 and undoubtedly 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 Conversations will present his new film, Megalopolis, this Thursday, May 16, 2024. A passion project that the filmmaker has been working on for many years.

After detection First image for Vanity Fair Along with Adam Driver and Natalie Emmanuel, the then-excerpt that set the internet on fire, the filmmaker shared the official trailer of the film on his networks.

“Fable” in futuristic New York

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.

Francis Ford Coppola sold part of his wine estate to finance the film himself, 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.

Coppola’s last participation in the Cannes competition dates back to 1979. This is his second Palme d’Or award year, thanks to Apocalypse Now. 45 years later, Francis Ford Coppola may be the first filmmaker to score a hat trick on the Croisette.

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

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

Source: Allocine

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