Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola Finally Releases Epic Sci-Fi Love Story ‘Megalopolis’ After Years of Anticipation

New York City – After nearly five years of anticipation, renowned filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is finally bringing his long-held dream project to the big screen. Entitled “Megalopolis,” the epic sci-fi drama and love story has been a creative vision of Coppola’s since the 1980s, with previous attempts at production derailed due to tragic events like 9/11. However, the film has now completed production and is set to be screened in theaters later this year.

During a recent episode of the Accutron podcast, Coppola confirmed that the movie is in its post-production phase, which is expected to take a few months. After that, audiences will have the opportunity to experience his unusual and captivating creation. While details about the film’s plot have been scarce, it revolves around Adam Driver’s character, Caesar, an architect who seeks to rebuild New York City into a utopian metropolis following a devastating catastrophe. The story unfolds as Caesar’s progressive ideals clash with the more conservative views of his lover’s father.

The cast of “Megalopolis” also includes Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Shia LaBeouf, Aubrey Plaza, and Giancarlo Esposito. This project marks Coppola’s return to filmmaking since his 2011 film “Twixt.” However, the production process for “Megalopolis” hasn’t been without its challenges. Last year, there were reports that the film had exceeded its initial $120 million budget, leading to the departure of key staff and VFX team members. Despite these setbacks, both Coppola and Driver have expressed their enthusiasm for the project, emphasizing the positive experience they had during filming.

“Megalopolis” promises to be a highly-anticipated release, showcasing Coppola’s unique storytelling and visual style. As fans wait for the film’s premiere, they can expect a thought-provoking and visually stunning cinematic experience.