Coppola's Megalopolis: One of the most anticipated sci-fi films of the year reveals stunning first trailer – Actus Ciné

Coppola's Megalopolis: One of the most anticipated sci-fi films of the year reveals stunning first trailer – Actus Ciné

Francis Ford Coppola is back! While he is expected to attend the 77th Cannes Film Festival, where he will present “Megalopolis” in competition, the legendary director reveals the first snippet of his passion project.

It is one of the cinematic events of 2024 and without a doubt the most awaited return of the 77th Cannes Film Festival: that 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 the director has worked on for many years.

After detection First photo for Vanity Fair magazine With Adam Driver and Nathalie Emmanuel as the film's two leads, the director today reveals a preview. This May 4 is a special date for Francis Ford Coppola because it is the birthday of his wife, Eleanor Coppola, who died on April 12.

The story of Megalopolis takes place in a future New York City, renamed New Rome. The change in the city sparks a conflict between Cesare Catilina (Adam Driver), a genius artist who wants to make the metropolis a utopia, and his opponent, Mayor Franklin Cicero (Giancarlo Esposito), who is deeply committed to reactionary politics.

In this excerpt, we see Adam Driver on the roof, looking like he's about to throw himself into the void. An amazing snippet that actually makes you want to see more!

Discover the first extract from Megalopolis:

Francis Ford Coppola sold part of his wine farm to self-finance his film, which had a budget of $120 million. In columns Vanity galleryThe director hopes that his project will be admired by the audiences: “My dream is that Megalopolis becomes an end-of-year classic that we watch as a family, and that viewers then discuss not only their good resolutions, new diets or smoking cessation, but rather ask themselves this simple question: Is our society model really the only one available to us?“”

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The film's cast also includes Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Katherine Hunter, Talia Shire, and Jason Schwartzman.

In France, Megalopolis is distributed by Le Pacte, but its release date is still unknown.

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

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