Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis First Look: Adam Driver Stops Time

Adam Driver is an architect who can management time within the first-look clip for Francis Ford Coppola‘s upcoming, self-funded movie, Megalopolis.

Within the more-than-two-minute video, Driver’s Cesar Catilina makes his manner onto the sting of a skyscraper, seemingly contemplating leaping. As he’s about to completely step off the constructing, he shouts “Time cease” and the automobiles beneath him pause at his command, and he leans again onto secure footing.

The movie, which can premiere on the Cannes Movie Competition on Might 17, is a Roman Epic set in an imagined Trendy America, in response to its description.

“The Metropolis of New Rome should change, inflicting battle between Cesar Catilina, a genius artist who seeks to leap right into a utopian, idealistic future, and his opposition, Mayor Franklyn Cicero (Giancarlo Esposito), who stays dedicated to a regressive established order, perpetuating greed, particular pursuits and partisan warfare,” the logline reads. “Torn between them is socialite Julia Cicero (Nathalie Emmanuel), the mayor’s daughter, whose love for Cesar has divided her loyalties, forcing her to find what she actually believes humanity deserves.”

Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Jason Schwartzman, Laurence Fishburne, Kathryn Hunter, Grace VanderWaal, Chloe Fineman, James Remar, D.B. Sweeney and Dustin Hoffman spherical out the solid of the director’s self-funded movie.

Coppola first started writing Megalopolis in 1983, and the movie reportedly value $120 million to make, which was funded partly by the sale of a good portion of the director’s wine empire. He hosted a screening of the challenge on the finish of March for potential patrons, with Common’s Donna Langley, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Sony’s Tom Rothman all attending.

Nevertheless, over a month later, the movie remains to be searching for distribution, as a number of of the screening’s attendees informed The Hollywood Reporter that Megalopolis will face an uphill battle. One distributor mentioned, “There’s simply no option to place this film,” whereas one other famous that whereas “everyone seems to be rooting” for the director, “there’s there’s the enterprise facet of issues.”

One studio head even mentioned, “It’s so not good, and it was so unhappy watching it. Anyone who places P&A [prints and advertising] behind it, you’re going to lose cash.”

Nevertheless, not all responses to Megalopolis had been adverse. A specialty label founder shared, “I appreciated it enormously,” including it’s a “very large movie” that “has an actual life. … How do you outline industrial? You take a look at a film like Blade Runner, and it turned a lot extra industrial than on opening weekend.”