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Francis Ford Coppola Returning to his Roots for New Film

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Image Courtesy of The New York Times

Image Courtesy of The New York Times

While we in America still wait for a legitimate release of his last effort, the “experimental” horror film ‘Twixt,’ famed auteur Francis Ford Coppola is prepping what appears to be one of his most ambitious projects in a long time (and no, we aren’t talking about the oft-rumored but for now abandoned ‘Megalopolis’).

The famed post-modern moviemaker who turned Mario Puzo’s pulpy ‘Godfather’ novel into Academy Award winning classics is returning to his Mediterranean roots (figuratively and literally) to create an as-of-now-untitled coming of age chronicle that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will focus on “an Italian-American family and span from the 1930s to the 1960s.”

Obviously, this is nothing new for the celebrated director. The original ‘Godfather‘ focused on the ’40s and ’50s, while ‘The Godfather Part II’ went both backwards and forwards from there (the less said about the contemporary ‘Godfather Part III’ the better). Coppola will be producing with longtime partner Fred Roos, and he will be writing the script as well, though for now it’s unsure which studio will back the film. It’s also unclear whether he will try and self-finance and distribute the movie independently, as he has done with recent efforts like ‘Youth Without Youth’ and ‘Tetro.’ Here’s hoping for something more Corleone and less ‘Cotton Club.’

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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