Sunday, June 16, 2024

(Watch) First Full Pre-Cannes Teaser Trailer for Coppola’s Biggest Gamble Ever with Astonishing “Megalopolis” Images


With Francis Ford Coppola, it’s go big or go home.

How many times has he bet the house on a hugely expensive movie?

He’s done it again with “Megalopolis,” premiering on Thursday in Cannes. The first official teaser trailer offers astonishing images and real excitement.

Adam Driver and Giancarlo Esposito lead an all star cast. Coppola has financed the movie itself, kicking in $100 million of his own money. It’s futuristic and philosophical and will nou doubt be the film everyone talks about in 2024.

Coppola says on Instagram: “Our new film MEGALOPOLIS is the best work I’ve ever had the privilege to preside over.” And he made “The Godfather” trilogy, “Apocalypse Now,” and several other classics.

Play this a couple of times. The trailer is dense with information.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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