MEGALOPOLIS by Francis Ford Coppola will be distributed by Lionsgate

MEGALOPOLIS by Francis Ford Coppola will be distributed by Lionsgate

Francis Ford Coppolathe epic passion project of Megalopolis will be released in the United States by Lionsgate on September 27, 2024. Megalopolis was not acquired by Lionsgate, the deal was made for them to release the film only in theaters.

Lionsgate and Coppola have a business relationship with each other as they already have a deal in place with Coppola’s American Zoetrope to release previous director’s cuts Final cut of Apocalypse Now, The conversation, The cotton Encore of the club, Tucker: The man and his DreamAND One from the heart: Recovery.

President of the Lionsgate film group Adam Fogelson he said: “Francesco is a legend. For many of us, his gifts to cinema were one of the inspirations to dedicate our careers to cinema. It is a true privilege to work with him and bring this incredible, bold and completely unique film to cinema audiences.

“At Lionsgate, we strive to be a home for bold and daring artists, and Megalopolis proves that there is no one more courageous or daring than the master Francis Ford Coppola.”

Coppola added: “A company rule that I have always followed and that I have always given priority to (to my advantage) is to continue to work with companies and teams that have proven over time to be good friends as well as excellent collaborators.

“That’s why I’m thrilled to release the film with Adam Fogelson and Lionsgate Studios Megalopolis. I am confident that they will apply the same tender love and care given to them Apocalypse nowwhich is currently in its 45th year of astonishing revenue and appreciation.”

Deadline explains that there is a live segment during the film “that involves a real actor coming in front of the screen. This happened in Cannes and the idea was that it would be rolled out for Imax screens.” So it should be interesting.

The film is the protagonist Adam Driverand tells the intriguing story of an architect who dreams of a utopian version of New York City in the near future and his battle with the conservative mayor, who has other ideas about the city.

The epic contains a myriad of plots and characters. “The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its social problems in this epic story of political ambition.”

Coppola described the film as “a love story. A woman is torn between her loyalty to two men. But not just two men. Every man comes with a philosophical principle.

“One is her father who raised her, who taught her Latin in her womb and is devoted to a much more classical vision of society, the vision of Marcus Aurelius.

“The other one, who is the lover, is the father’s enemy but is dedicated to a much more progressive vision of ‘Let’s leap into the future, let’s skip all this rubbish that has contaminated humanity for 10,000 years.’ Let’s discover what we really are, which is an enlightened, friendly and joyful species.’”

Coppola also spoke about the film and his goal, saying, “My first goal is always to make a film with all my heart, so I started to realize that it was going to be about love and loyalty in every aspect of human life.” .

He explained: “Megalopolis echoed these sentiments, where love was expressed in an almost crystalline complexity, our planet in danger and our human family almost in an act of suicide, to become a very optimistic film that has faith in human being possessing the genius to heal any problem. put us in front.”

The director added: “I believe in America. Our founders borrowed a constitution, Roman law, and a senate for their kingless revolutionary government. American history could not have happened or been successful without classical learning to guide it.”

Coppola also previously said of the film: “So somewhere, long after I’m gone, all I want is for them to discuss [Megalopolis] and is the society we live in the only one available to us? How can we improve it? Education, mental health?

“What the film really proposes is that utopia is not a place. It’s how can we make everything better? Every year, come up with two, three or four ideas that make it better.”

He continued, “I would be smiling in my grave if I thought something like that happened, because people talk about what movies really mean if you give them something.

“If I encouraged people to discuss marriage, education, health, justice, opportunity, freedom and all these wonderful things that human beings have designed. And ask yourself the question: How can we make it even better? It would be great. Because I bet it would make things better if they had that conversation.”

It also includes the cast of the film Shia LaBeouf, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Aubrey Square, Jason Schwartzmann, Laurence Fishburne, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter, Giacomo Remar, Talia County. Dustin Hoffmann, Chloe Fineman (Saturday night live), Isabelle Kusmann (Licorice pizza), D. B. Sweeney (Fire in the sky), Bailey IvesAND Giancarlo Esposito.

Driver had already spoken about the film saying: “The film is crazy. It’s so imaginative and big and epic, and it’s bold. It takes a risk and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

After the film was initially screened, it received mixed reactions. One person said the film is “unshakeable in how crappy it is” and said it has “zero commercial prospects.”

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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