First image released for Francis Ford Coppola’s sci-fi film Megalopolis

Francis Ford Coppola, the legendary film director behind ‘The Godfather,’ its sequel, and ‘Apocalypse Now’ has released the first image for his new sci-fi film ‘Megalopolis’.

Debuting on the director’s Instagram, the teaser image shows a city in ruins, with a broken statue and destroyed apartments.

Coppola has reportedly put $120 million of his own money to finance the film, which he will both write and direct.

It’s a process he began in the 1980s, and promises to be a story of epic scale.

The cast is no joke either, with Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Aubrey Plaza, Giancarlo Esposito, Laurence Fishburne, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Schwartzman, Talia Shire, and Kathryn Hunter and more all having roles in the film.

The film follows an architect who is intent on helping rebuild New York City as a utopia after the city is wrecked by a natural disaster, though a corrupt mayor seeks to block him.

Coppola has based the story on The Second Catiline Conspiracy, a feud between Roman senator Lucius Sergius Catilina and Marcus Tullius Cicero.

This feud causes Catilina to gain the support of Roman aristocrats to overthrow Cicero.

A trailer for the film has not been made available as of yet.

The famous director first announced the film on the eve of his 80th birthday, and now that Coppola is 83 the film is close to release.

There is no release date for Megalopolis, however, Coppola himself stated on a podcast in January 2024 that the film’s release would be in “a few months.”

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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