Francis Ford Coppola bringing horror film 'Twixt' to Comic-Con -- BREAKING


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Francis Ford Coppola is making his first return to Comic-Con in nearly two decades with plans to bring scenes and music from his upcoming horror story Twixt to the San Diego gathering.

The writer-director describes the independently made movie as “one part Gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career.”

Considering his first film work was on titles such as Dementia 13, The Terror, and The Haunted Palace, it sounds like the eventual maker of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now is veering away from art-house fare like Tetro and Youth Without Youth and more toward the grindhouse.

See below for more on the film …

Twixt — which was formerly known as Twixt Now and Sunrise — stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin and Super 8‘s Elle Fanning, and features a mix of 2-D and 3-D.

Coppola says the story is inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne and came to him during a “vivid dream” while visiting Istanbul. The official synopsis raises as many questions as it answers:

A  writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.  That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V.  He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him.  Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.

Coppola was last at Comic-Con in 1991 to preview elements of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He will present scenes from Twixt on Saturday, July 23 in the convention’s big Hall H auditorium, joined by musician Dan Deacon, who will perform some of his score for the movie.

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Comments (15 total) Add your comment
  • DTO

    Twix is my favorite candybar ever, so I’m totally psyched to see this movie.

    • Tom

      It’s almost like you totally read my mind.

  • Dave

    Wow, how the mighty have fallen. Francis Ford Coppola used to be like Spielberg, but now he has a solid B- cast. Not that all of them aren’t great, but none of them are that upper echelon A list cast members that Scorsese and the like gets.

    • Mr. Holloway

      Yes, but I hear his wine is FANTASTIC!

    • Scott Freeman

      So? Are you still living in the 80’s? Its just as easy for a film with no stars to be a blockbuster than a film with so-called “A” list names. An A list stars are often left with flops. The only thing A stands for these days in Hollywood are arrogant.

      • Andy

        Hey Scott Freeman, chill out. Do you have a personal stake in the film? Are you Coppola’s personal assistant? Who cares, it’s a movie, so get over yourself.

      • Tom

        You don’t want A-list actors. They all stink anyways and are overpaided budget drainers. You need an awesome script. A director with “vision”. And dedicated crew.

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  • Adam

    Coppola is an artist. Art is not dictated by stars or money.
    Hollywood has nothing to do with cinema as an art form anymore.

  • dee

    If he stops making crappy animated films i’ll watch again.

  • Matt Boyd

    That sounds like a great thriller.

  • Francis Frank Succula

    Coppola Sucks! He’s all talk. He’s not a filmmaker anymore. He doesn’t make movies to entertain the audience, he makes movies to entertain himself. He’s always been a self righteous loud mouth about his movies, and yet the actually movies that he makes do not succeed at any of the things he says he’s trying to accomplish. His last seven or eight movies are forgettable and partially unwatchable. I can’t wait for his arrival at Comic Con, where none of the fans will have heard of him or any of his movies. Stop making movies Coppola.

  • bello

    ^ Go watch Transformer or something then.

  • REN

    Coppola is a artist/filmaker that has paid more dues then any of you. He can do what he wants, Unlike most Director’s that get told what to do by Hollywood. Let alone any Director in their 70’s, so make a movie first before you make a stupid comment.

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