Francis Ford Coppola, the legendary director behind iconic films like “The Godfather” series and “Apocalypse Now,” has made a surprising entry into the world of social media at the age of 84. In a recent announcement, he reflected on the realization of growing older and the unique comfort that comes with it, akin to the cherished stories and adventures shared by a beloved grandparent.
Coppola’s decision to embrace social media is not only a personal revelation but also a platform to share information about his upcoming film, “Megalopolis.” This cinematic project has become his latest passion, and although he has nothing left to prove in his illustrious career, he certainly has many more stories to tell.
“Megalopolis” features an extensive ensemble cast, including notable names like Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Lawrence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman, and D.B. Sweeney, among others.
In his introduction to the world of social media, Coppola expressed his hope to provide his followers with a glimpse into his life and the journey of making what he describes as the most interesting film of his career, using the handle @Megalopolisfilm. “Megalopolis” is his most recent cinematic endeavor and has garnered significant attention due to its ambitious nature and the illustrious team involved.
The decision to join social media is intended to address questions that have arisen about the project. “Megalopolis” is one of the most ambitious undertakings in Coppola’s career, and fans and the film industry at large are eager to gain insights into its development.
Earlier reports of mayhem on the set of “Megalopolis” were refuted by both Francis Ford Coppola and lead actor Adam Driver. The project remains highly anticipated and promises to be a significant addition to Coppola’s extraordinary body of work.
In this new chapter of his storied career, Francis Ford Coppola’s embrace of social media is not only a personal milestone but also an opportunity to engage with fans, share his creative journey, and offer a glimpse into the making of a film that is poised to captivate audiences. The story of “Megalopolis” is not only about the ambitious project itself but also about the continued evolution and adaptability of a cinematic genius who has enthralled and inspired audiences for decades.
Coppola also refuted the THR report, saying that he is still operating within his budget and on schedule. He made this statement to Deadline.
According to Coppola, “I love my cast, I love what I’m getting each day, I am on schedule and on budget, and that’s what’s important to me.”
The story of the film, which was written by Coppola and directed by Coppola, is about a woman (Emmanuel) who is torn between the allegiances of her traditionalist father (Whitaker) and her forward-thinking lover (Driver). The film was produced by Coppola and Michael Bederman and written and directed by Coppola.
Whatever the motivation was behind Coppola’s decision to join social media, fans were quick to express their admiration for one of the most influential directors of all time.
Many were overly enthusiastic.
“You’re very welcome! Your Dracula is one of my all-time favorite movies, and there is a good probability that my mother is now watching one of your Godfather flicks at any given moment! ” remarked one supporter
“Yes! Someone else remarked, “A living legend and genius filmmaker, he gives us all a mega reason to go back to the movies!”
Another person remarked, “You are a significant source of motivation for my screenwriting and my drive as a filmmaker.” “I’m sure you hear it all, but you are a legend in every sense, sir.” “I’m sure you hear it all.”
Some of the tributes were straightforward:
Many of the listeners exclaimed, “Welcome, Maestro!”
Cary Elwes, who starred in films such as Princess Bride, Glory, Saw, and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, greeted Francis with the phrase “Benvenuto, Francis.”
James Gunn, head of DC movie and writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, greeted the newcomer with “Welcome, my friend.”
In addition to that, there were a few humorous cautions.
One of the audience members made the remark, “Be careful; social media is a bigger horror show than making Apocalypse Now.”