Francis Ford Coppola is one of the most known directors in Hollywood. He is responsible for one of the best films of all time, The Godfather. Some even say The Godfather: Part II is the greatest sequel of all time, but almost everyone agrees that the third film isn’t anywhere near as good as the first two, but hey, two out of three ain’t bad! That’s not even to say that the third film was horrible, it just wasn’t as good.
The thing that always interested in me in Coppola was the fact that he never managed to recreate the success of the Godfather series or even the popularity. Those films come up on literally everyone’s top ten films of all time, yet you never hear anyone talk about his other films, besides Apocalypse Now.
I myself am guilty of this crime because I haven’t seen any of his other films, besides those four listed. I actually didn’t really like Apocalypse Now. I thought it was way too long and kind of boring. I only saw the Redux edition, but tons of reviews claimed that the Redux edition was the best cut of the film, so I took their word and came out disappointed. It’s not a bad film, but far from great when comparing it to other Vietnam War films.
The point of this article is not about Coppola’s past films, but his latest film, Twixt. This is the first I’ve heard of it and judging by the photo and the brief synopsis (which we will provide below) I can say that it sounds interesting. I think it will be great to see such a veteran director tackle a horror project with a good cast.
Twixt stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin and Elle Fanning.
No release date has been given, only this brief synopsis, which can be viewed below, thanks to The Film Stage:
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.