The Hollywood Reporter says that Francis Ford Coppola’s long-awaited and self-funded sci-fi epic Megalopolis is in serious danger. as the production is thought to have fallen into “chaos.”
The film has been shooting in Atlanta since October, and it just lost its production designer and supervising art director. Whereas at the beginning of December, it lost its entire visual effects crew.
Coppola reportedly planned to use virtual production technology similar to that on The Mandalorian. It is a real-time producing CGI projection background known as The Volume within Disney. But expenditures spiraled out of hand, and the production reverted to traditional green screen technology.
Francis Ford Coppola
Including Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Jon Voight, Talia Shire, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, and Dustin Hoffman, Coppola assembled an A-list ensemble cast for his long-time pet project.
The director is paying for the entire production out of the modest income he made from the sale of his wildly successful wineries in Northern California. However, according to reports, the production is unlikely to meet the desired results. There were concerns about whether the production could finish shooting the film as the original budget did subsequently increase.
The movie’s synopsis is vague: “The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to overcome its own societal issues in this epic drama of political ambition, genius, and dangerous love.” Word on the street is that the movie is about an architect. After a disaster, he tries to rebuild New York City as a utopian society of the future.
Coppola has a reputation for making epic movies that are hard to make. For example, he had a lot of problems making his 1979 classic Apocalypse Now in the 1970s. However, he said came down to being “stupid.” “There was a jungle. We had too much money and too much stuff, and we went crazy little by little.”
When asked if he was nervous about sponsoring the project, Francis Ford Coppola was confident. “What could go wrong?” Die broke? No way! “saying